Poor ole Colin Kaepernick has been having one heck of a time landing a job as a quarterback in the NFL. It all seems to have started after he took a knee to protest the supposed loss of life due to cops looking to exterminate black folks. Yes, Kaepernick was one of the loons who ignored the criminal acts leading up to the shootings and focused on the facts the police had to shoot someone. He knelt down in protest during the National Anthem during the football season and he wore clothing that showed police officers in an unfavorable light.
Only a fool thinks that all shootings (of people of all colors) by the police are correct and necessary. There are far too many trigger happy LEOs and we have seen the bad shootings that have come. Yes folks, those shootings were bad no matter what the POLICE review found.
But for the most part the huge majority of officers try to do a good job and try to steer away from confrontation. They just want to go home at the end of the day. The reality is many of the shootings of black folks is completely justified. People reach for things, rush the cops, try to get tough or try to intimidate and end up getting shot. To Kaepernick and the BLM crowd no shooting is ever justified, the cops are pigs who are wrong and America is racist.
Only a fool believes racism is the reason Kaepernick has not gotten a job. He might not be happy about it but the real reason is his actions are a distraction and most fans don’t like them. There was a recent stir when the Baltimore Ravens indicated they would consider signing him as a back up to Joe Flacco (particularly since Flacco injured his back). Fans by and large were not happy with the idea. A number of black folks chimed in to indicate that it was all racism and that if Kaepernick could help the team they should sign him and if they don’t sign him it is all because of racism.
Not quite little BLM snowflakes. The reality is Kaepernick would bring distraction and mayhem to a team. Why would any team want to bring the scrutiny and the media circus sure to follow Kaepernick particularly when he will be second string at best? I know teams could change his on field behavior. The person signing the paycheck gets to decide what behavior is acceptable so it would be easy for any team to require him to stand during the National Anthem and to forbid him from protesting during games or when representing the NFL. They could force him not to wear clothing that insults police officers or any other groups. But they probably can’t control his off field behavior, what he wears or says or does in his free time and they certainly could not control the circus surrounding him.
It is not racism to decide against signing Kaepernick. It is about listening to a fan base that does not want an anti American cop hater on their team.
I have heard the talk shows and the folks calling in who support Kaepernick and his “protests” claim he has a right to take a knee (he does not) and that he is being held out because he knelt down for something he truly believed in and that this would not happen to a white player so it must be raycis…..
Perhaps the name Tim Tebow will ring a bell. He was a white quarterback in the NFL and he also knelt down for something he truly believed in. He knelt down to honor G-d and give him praise and thanks. The very same people who think Kaepernick was justified in kneeling and is being black balled (no pun intended) because he did had no problem with Tebow being overlooked and labeled as a distraction because of his practice of kneeling.
That blows the argument that it would never happen to a white guy and if it is racist that Kaepernick is not working because of kneeling then it must be racist with regard to Tebow.
Especially when one considers whites might be the minority playing in the NFL…
There are consequences for things we do. Colin Kaepernick is discovering that right this very moment and race has nothing to do with it.
Never surrender, never submit.