I think I will only have one contribution to this post because it will be all I need to say.
First, I fully support his right to sit during the National Anthem. It's his right to do so, fought for by the blood of thousands and thousands of men and women over the history of this country he apparently does not like. It is his right to cause a shit storm in the media in the twilight of his failing career, so he can possibly blame his inability to get a job on that.
I wonder if he would do that shit if he were named the starter for the 9er's? Something tells me, he would stand hand on heart if he were once again the darling of San Francisco.
So he has a right to sit, it's his God given right to be a stupid asshole. And it's my right to think he's a stupid asshole for doing it. I am not saying he can't do it. If he wants to, if that's the way he wants to be portrayed and remembered, by all means go ahead and sit. He may get to sit the rest of his life.
He has progressively gotten worse and worse as a QB and now he's making himself a pariah to the league. What team is going to take a chance on a guy who is struggling badly and is marked as a trouble maker and someone who will be a distraction to the team? A lot of players feel passionately about the flag and country and what it stands for, who will want to play with him...
He says this country 'oppresses black people', like he knows the first thing about oppression. He's getting $12 million for nothing. He grew up rich and hasn't done much for his community. He's done some photo ops, but that's it.
And I hate it when people throw around the word 'oppression' here. We have some race issues here, name a country that isn't primarily all one race, that does not have race issues? Name a better system to work with to cause change? I'd hazard a guess in his very lavish lifestyle and his shoe collection that could be in the thousands has never seen a day of oppression in his spoiled brat life.
Where was he in the protests? Why doesn't he educate himself on what the problems are and address them from his 'platform'.
I am afraid young man, you are speaking for nobody but yourself. Sitting out during the anthem does not a damn thing to help the black community. It doesn't do a damn thing to draw attention to issues already getting a shitload of attention. Does he think these issues have been ignored, haven't been covered and isn't being addressed by many, many, many people? There's a lot more people doing a lot more to address the serious issues people are facing everyday in this country in a single day, than he has in his entire life. I am afraid the only person Colin Kaepernick cares about is Colin Kaepernick.
If he was serious about implementing change, he could get off his self-righteous, self serving ass and get to fucking work. First thing, educate yourself about what the problems are. I am afraid a few YouTube videos, no matter how terrible they are, are not representative of the issues. You cannot just watch a couple of videos and go "I am outraged, I know, I will sit during the National Anthem, to a country that has been so very good to me, because these videos look bad." Forget that the President is black and that there are people who are really working to make the country better. "Fuck them and the country they serve...."
He even acts as though he is the only player working for better race relations. There are many in the NFL who also care about this issue. But they don't give the finger to the country, they go into their communities and get to work. There are lots of NFL players working for positive change and doing a lot more than Kaepernick.Brandon Marshall comes to mind, he uses his platform to invoke positive change in his community and he works for it.
Well fine, enjoy the backlash, you uneducated, spoiled brat who has never wanted for a thing. ever in his life..... You are going to get it. You may protest your way right out of football and not have done a damn thing.