Colin Kaepernick took a stand for justice and was punished for it. Now, if he’s not signed by the season, the NFL’s pockets will take a punishment as well.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Colin Kaepernick put his entire career on the line when he stood up against police brutality and all the “blindeye” response to unarmed Blacks being slaughtered by white officers.
— Patricia Jones (@PatriciaJones38) August 4, 2017
LA Weekly reports as follows.
“For many non-white people, traditional symbols of U.S. superiority, sacrifice and pride are a mixed bag. And there’s strong sentiment among many football fans that a skilled free agent is continuing to go unsigned because of his political views — because the league doesn’t want to employ a rabble-rouser who rubs some fans the wrong way.”
Well, it appears the wait has gone on long enough. According to the source, this week, a local civil rights leader said it’s time for the NFL to “find a home” for Kaepernick.
If that doesn’t happen, he’s vowing there will be a mass boycott of the Rams’ and Chargers’ preseason games. Likewise, Oakland Raiders games also could be targeted.
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— Michelle Hillier (@MichelleHillie7) August 4, 2017
Representatives of the Rams and Chargers have not responded to the ultimatum.
Local Los Angeles leader of the National Action Network Najee Ali announced, “Protests are also planned outside the L.A. Rams owned by Stan Kroenke and L.A. Chargers owned by Alex Spanos preseason games.”
“My attitude is Colin Kaepernick may not be Tom Brady, but you can’t tell me he shouldn’t be in training camp. He’s being blackballed for standing up for Black and Brown folks.”
According to LA Weekly, Rev. K.W. Tulloss — western regional director of the National Action Network — says that the organization supports Kaepernick and will lead a statewide boycott of the NFL, all while encouraging others not to attend a L.A. Rams, L.A. Chargers, or Oakland Raiders game. That is, until Colin Kaepernick is signed to an NFL team.
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— david loyd (@chiefwalkalot) August 4, 2017
Kaepernick’s blackballed state has absolutely nothing to do with his quarterbacking ability. That’s just an excuse. They don’t want anyone leading a revolt is all.
Ali mentions as follows.
“The NFL is a form of the modern-day plantation. Most of the players are Black and the ownership is all white. They’re treating Kaepernick like a runaway slave, making him an example so other players get the message: ‘Do not get too uppity or we will blackball you.’ The parallels are very much like slavery, except the players are million-dollar slaves under contract who have made billions for the NFL.”
The source says that, if Kaepernick remains unsigned, the organization’s first protest will be outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 12. It’s the preseason game between the Rams and the Dallas Cowboys.
It’s about time we organized to take a stand against — as Ali labeled it — this form of modern-day slavery.
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The spectators just want the players to dance. They could care less about their voices when it comes to Black and Brown injustice.
However, I bet you if some NFL player protests in the name of Justine Damond, fans would rally behind it full-force, right?
So…will you stand with Kaepernick if he doesn’t get signed? Will you boycott the NFL if it chooses not to place Colin on a team as starting quarterback — a position of which he’s fully capable?
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