Colin Kaepernick is a sad soul. It seems as if the quarterback is down on his luck these days in obtaining gainful employment in the NFL. I remember rumblings of my beloved Seahawks perhaps taking him under their wings and I’m not going to lie, I was happy to hear that he was not going to stink up my team and get the privilege to play alongside a true class act, Russell Wilson. It seems like Miami wasn’t liking Kaepernick’s fondness of Fidel Castro much, either.
What did he say, exactly? Let’s recap:
Thankfully, the Dolphins took a pass, too.
Alas, Spike Lee has come to Kaepernick’s side to combat the racists at the NFL who refuse to sign Kaepernick to a new contract with a new team by way of supporting a rally to happen on August 28th. This is the second rally held in solidarity to Kaepernick to include the one held back in May:
Amen to the above. For someone who decided to kneel because the flag represents privilege, he certainly feels that he should be privileged enough to earn a multi million-dollar salary and suffer no consequences for his actions.
African-American males are only six percent of the United States population, but comprise nearly 70 percent of the players in the National Football League. The NFL’s 32 teams earned around $12 billion in 2015 with merchandise sales over $1.55 billion.-Huffington Post
Kaepernick chose to kneel because of privilege and American “entitlement” and unfair treatment of his African_American counterparts. Yet people should stand for him? Right. The irony here is delicious. Perhaps Lee should put up or shut up and give Kaepernick a job in another one of his Spike Lee Joints. After all, he may need a leg up this upcoming fall.