San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he will end his National Anthem kneeling protests nextseason, since, according to him, his actions last year did exactly what he intended them to do: get people talking about serious issues like police brutality, social inequality and discrimination.
But since those are all still serious issues — probably more so now than when he started his protests last year,what REALLY caused Kaepernick to reverse course this week and announce he’ll stand for the anthem next season?
Well, for one, he’s set to become a free agent for the first time in his career, after opting out of his contract in San Francisco. Last year,the buttwipe was under contract and really didn’t have anything to lose. But now it’s a much different story. This year he will be an unemployed player in a sea of MANY other more talented unemployed players.
Kaepernick thinks he can be a starting quarterback in the NFL again, and maybe he can be. But the fact is, one major deterrent among NFL teams when considering a player is: Will that player be a distraction?
His message was a little muddled with the Fidel Castro t-shirt and the fact he didn’t even exercise his right to vote — which was contradictory to the whole idea of “get out there and make a difference”. But he did get the nation talking.… about what a spoiled, uninformed idiot he is.
It just feels a little opportunistic when, all of a sudden, Kaepernick’s future is on the line — and that’s when he decides to say, “I think I’ve made my point.”
I’m so impressed by his change of heart that I wrote an opening letter for his resume’:
Dear Possible Future Employers,
I have made my point and everything is good now, so I will again stand up and respect the National Anthem for our great country. Oh by the way I am going to be an unemployed free agent with a 1-10 record last season, and don’t want to make a scene while I am still trying to get paid. My courageous actions are now over and all I want is to be once again an entitled overpaid athlete. Please someone give me another opportunity to earn huge money.
P.S. This has nothing to do with the fact that Trump is President, National Pride is on the comeback, and Real Americans couldn’t give a shit less about my idiotic, uninformed whining.
God Bless America,