Colin Kaepernick has made it clear he doesn’t know much about politics. He was the guy who started the anthem protests that have taken the nation by storm. Why did he do it? We don’t really know. It looks like he believed the false ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ myth in Ferguson and he has also bought into the idea that police departments across the country are rolling around looking for black people to kill and throw in jail.
Kaepernick’s position is very strange and very misguided.
He’s been getting political for a long time.
After the first presidential debate last year, Kaepernick said the following.
From The Guardian:
“It’s a very ignorant statement that if you don’t agree with what’s going on here and that if you want justice and liberty and freedom for all you should leave the country,” said Kaepernick. “He always says, ‘Make America great again.’ Well, America has never been great for people of color. That’s something that needs to be addressed. Let’s make America great for the first time.”
Obviously, that’s ridiculous.
People of color in this country can do absolutely everything that white people can.
Very odd to see someone so talented and successful embrace victim mentality like that.
He also said that he didn’t like either Trump or Hillary.
From Sacramento Bee:
Colin Kaepernick doesn’t like Donald Trump. And he’s not a fan of Hillary Clinton, either.
“Both are proven liars, and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist,” the 49ers quarterback said Tuesday. “At this point — talking to one of my friends — you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it’s still evil.”
Trump responded to the whole Kaepernick kneeling situation in a pretty solid way.
President Donald Trump responded to protests across the National Football League on Sunday over his remarks about players taking a knee during the national anthem, expressing approval for those
“Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!” the President tweeted Sunday afternoon.who locked arms, but not those who knelt.
Gotta love it.
NFL owner Jerry Jones had a solid response to the kneelers as well.
From CBS Sports:
“If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play,” he said, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “Period. We’re going to respect the flag and I’m going to create the perception of it.”
“We cannot in anyway give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag,” Jones said, according to George. “We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind, that the [NFL] and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag.
It’s pretty clear Kaepernick has lost this battle.
The fans have made it clear they aren’t on his side.
Through the first six weeks of the NFL season, total viewership of games is down 7.5 percent, compared with the first six weeks of 2016.
An average of 15 million people watched games for the first six weeks this year, compared with 16.2 million people through Week 6 last season, according to metrics from Nielsen.
Would it kill Kaepernick to open up a history book?
It doesn’t get greater than America.