Saturday, April 1, 2017

Why Colin Kaepernick Scares The NFL

Colin Kaepernick is only four years removed from appearing in the Super Bowl. He was also only seconds away from winning it; but that doesn't matter.  The man who made a household name for himself by refusing to stand during the National Anthem because of racial inequality has yet to sign for a new team.  There are many speculations why Kaepernick is currently out of football; however, the main reason why teams are hesitant is because they're down right afraid.

Okay, let's say that I'm overreacting on this one.  Maybe the 6'4" athlete who weighs over 200 pounds and has a rocket for an arm is just not the kind of player teams are turning towards?  And maybe the man who has the speed to make professional defensive ends look as if they're a year removed from high school simply doesn't have what any one of 30 teams is looking for?

You know, I recently heard that some teams are not considering Colin Kaepernick because of his vegan diet. Yet, I do recall that future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady is also vegan and he won the Super Bowl only months ago.  

The bottom line is that Colin Kaepernick is blackballed from the league.  The man who donates millions to trouble communities in the U.S., and was a part of the group that brokered a deal to send food and water to famine-endangered citizens in Somalia frightens the mighty NFL.  I mean, is it wrong to take a knee during the National Anthem?  Is it a bad look for standing for something that is very symbolic to the 1968 Olympic Black Power Salute?  Is it so horrific to refuse to support an anthem written by known anti-abolitionists whose song supposedly represents the integrity of the American spirit.

Without a doubt, the NFL is scared of Colin Kaepernick; and without question, he is being blackballed from football. Blackballed: It's such a fitting word to discribe the happenings of someone who took a stand for racial inequality...  And what's almost amusing is that he did all by standing on his knee.

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