Using an obvious figure of speech, a Concordia College professor said she would “kill” Colin Kaepernick over his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Now she’s out of a job.

MLive reports:

Concordia University fires professor for remarks related to Colin Kaepernick

An adjunct professor recently was fired from Concordia University after refusing to apologize for remarks students and the university found to be “unfortunate and divisive.”

Concordia Campus Chief Executive Officer Curt Gielow confirmed the university fired the part-time professor on Sept. 22 after she declined to apologize for comments she made during class a couple of days prior at the private liberal arts university in Ann Arbor.

A Facebook live video recorded by a student documenting what was supposed to be her apology shows the professor, Susan Quade, addressing the remarks on Sept. 22. Two days earlier during a discussion in her social psychology class, Quade responded to a student’s question about her thoughts on NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem in protest.

“I said I would kill him,” Quade said in the video captured by student Humphrey Ihejirikah. “I’m not going to kill him. I’m not going to kill anybody. It was a figure of speech.

“I would be pissed off,” she added, in the video. “That’s disrespectful to my country and my flag.”