Because he was killed by the knee of a rogue Minnesota cop, the killing George Floyd is causing many in the media to regurgitate their calls for Colin Kaepernick to be hired by an NFL team. That is a disservice to George Floyd–he was murdered. Kaepernick isn’t out of football because of his taking a knee during the anthem protest, he is out of football because his very inflated ego blew his chances to play in the NFL. Colin Kaepernick’s ego
As reported by Bizpac Review, the mainstream media is littered with columns calling for Kaepernick’s return:
- Forbes: “If Roger Goodell Is Serious, Then He Needs To Get Colin Kaepernick Back In The NFL Now”
- Sports Illustrated: “Dear NFL: Give Colin Kaepernick His Job Back, Then We’ll Talk”
- NBC Sports: “Colin Kaepernick Could Help Five NFL Teams If They’d Give Him Contract”
- Star Tribune: “A strong Statement Is Needed, And The Vikings Signing Colin Kaepernick Would Do It”
- The Cincinnati Enquirer: “Opinion: NFL Has A Chance To Be On Right Side of History. Bring Kaepernick Back”
- CNN: “Now Is The Moment To Sign Colin Kaepernick”
Before getting to Kaepernick’s self-destruction of his NFL career, allow me to point out why he started the “getting on the knee protest.” Per Colin Kaepernick, the protest was all about disrespecting the flag of the racist evil nation that he believes we are.
When first asked to explain why he was protesting the anthem, Colin Kaepernick replied, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Kaepernick did not say he thought America was a great country that just had a problem of police abuse. He specifically identified the nation as an evil oppressor of people of color. Additionally, he has shown support for various black nationalist figures and the deceased Cuban communist Fidel Castro.
Colin Kaepernick wasn’t fired from the 49ers, he opted out of his San Fransico 49ers contract because he didn’t want to be a back-up quarterback and get a back-up’s salary. Therefore he chose to become a free agent. No one wanted to sign the QB. The main reason was that Kaepernick priced himself out of the market. He thought he was better and worth more than his mediocracy deserved. If he had the talent that his ego thought he had, someone would have paid him the big bucks to play–but that wasn’t the case.
In November 2019, Jay-Z helped Kaepernick secure a workout for in a deal with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. 24 of the NFL’s 32 teams were set to show up to the private workout in Atlanta.
At the last minute, Kapernick and his camp decided to change the Atlanta location because, among other reasons, he wanted media there. Because of the last-minute change, only 8 teams showed up.
Colin (or Kunta Kinte as his shirt read) got called out for turning the event in a sideshow.
Here’s the NFL’s statement (click to zoom)…
NFL’s response to Colin Kaepernick opting to do his own workout today in Atlanta: pic.twitter.com/uvUZGH7CQ5
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 16, 2019
After his workout Kaepernick said
“Our biggest thing with everything today was making sure we had transparency with what went on. We weren’t getting that elsewhere so we came out here.”
There’s the old saying, “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” Kaepernick didn’t look it in the mouth, he punched it in the face. Not one of the clubs who showed up signed him. But the receiver Kaepernick picked to catch his passes in the workout was signed.
Speaking to reporters at the NFL winter meetings in Irving, Texas, Goodell was asked about the November Kaepernick workout for NFL teams. Goodell answered that Kaepernick blew his chance.
“This was about creating an opportunity. We created that opportunity. It was a unique opportunity, a credible opportunity and he chose not to take it. I understand that.”
“We’ve moved on.”
Colin Kaepernick should not be discussed in the same breath as George Floyd. Mr. Floyd was murdered by one of the few bad cops out of the almost 700,000 in the country.
Kaepernick wasn’t murdered, he committed career suicide because of his large ego. Bringing his NFL career up because of the killing of George Floyd is not only a false liberal narrative, but it does a disservice to Mr. Floyd’s memory.
Colin Kaepernick’s ego
Colin Kaepernick’s ego