Former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick said his National Anthem protests before games were not about the flag of the United States. Turns out, that’s not true. Nike is pulling a USA-themed sneaker because Kaepernick considers the flag offensive. (more…)
Hall of Fame NFL coach Tony Dungy sat down with USA TODAY Sports this week and said that the national anthem is not the time for players to protest and voice their concerns. This is similar to what the Hall of Fame Coach told the Sports Junkies this week. Coach Dungy said that if he were still coaching, the best way for his players’ voices to be heard would be via a national press conference, which he argued would give them more attention anyway. (more…)
Colin Kaepernick had a decent career as an NFL QB before his girlfriend plotted him to become the Malcolm X of the NFL. In several tweets, I said the Ravens should have signed Kaepernick. Now we know why they did not. It was because of this racist tweet sent by Kaepernick’s girlfriend, not because of his stance on social issues.
— NESSA (@nessnitty) August 3, 2017
An unflattering tweet from the girlfriend of Colin Kaepernick was behind the Ravens’ decision to not sign the controversial free-agent quarterback, Ray Lewis said Tuesday night on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”
The Aug. 2 post by radio host Nessa Diab compared Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Lewis, a longtime face of the franchise, to characters from “Django Unchained”: Leonardo DiCaprio’s cruel plantation owner and Samuel L. Jackson’s loyal house slave, respectively.
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And yet he is a ‘free’ agent. Regardless of your political beliefs, it’s no wonder no NFL team wants to take a chance on the PR nightmare that is Colin Kaepernick. In this case, the Philando Castile verdict was terrible but, politics should stay out of sports.
I’m no expert on political stances that unemployed NFL quarterbacks should embrace on Twitter to ensure that they have a chance to play in the league again, but comparing modern day police officers to slave catchers probably isn’t helpful.
Yet that’s exactly what Colin Kaepernick did yesterday in the wake of a jury verdict he disagreed with. Yesterday a Hispanic police officer who shot Philandro Castile in Minnesota last summer was found not guilty of all charges by a jury.
A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn’t need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled! pic.twitter.com/BVVPVZIQyD
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 16, 2017
ICYMI, yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This is awesome. While he doesn’t actually name Mr. Kaepernick in his remarks, everyone can tell who he is talking about. Made me stand up and clap just like the ovation the Admiral received at the event.
Well done sir!