Internet racists melt down after 'resentful mulatto' Obama defends Kaepernick's right to protest
President Barack Obama, Colin Kaepernick -- screenshots

President Barack Obama came out in defense of San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick, saying the quarterback was "exercising his constitutional right to make a statement" by not standing for the Star-Spangled Banner,  before adding, "“I think he cares about some real legitimate issues that have to be talked about. If nothing else what he’s done is he’s generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about.”

And "talk about it" Twitter users did, with a great outpouring of racist comments online tearing into the president, with one commenter writing, "Of course he would side with an anti-American mulatto."

While bigoted comments were easy to find, the comments on the Fox News Twitter account with a clip of the speech were a treasure trove of racist invective.

A sampling from Twitter below: