Colin Kaepernick stirred the pot recently. In case you’re unfamiliar, most know him for being the 49ers’ sub-par quarterback. When he’s not tossing the ball directly to the opposing team’s defensive backs, he busies himself with making political statements. Apparently he took a page out of the WNBA’s book – this time not just athletically – and has been using his games as a platform for protest. He recently decided to stand for black people by… sitting down during the national anthem?
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he refused to stand during the national anthem Friday due to his views on the country’s treatment of racial minorities.
“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 told NFL Media after Friday’s game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Couple of things here. Kaep seems to be a little confused on the “civil rights” protest schtick. Merely “sitting down” does not a valid point make. I know, I know it’s confusing. See, Rosa Parks isn’t revered merely for “sitting down” but for actually advancing the cause of black rights in America. You’re just a dumbass. Get it now?
Kaep makes loads of cash yearly. He also plays in a league where he’s surrounded by tons of other rich, successful, black athletes… who are also far from oppressed (see Cam Newton Says America is Past Racism. Leftists Attack… and Richard Sherman Says ‘All Lives Matter.’ Leftists Rage…). Unless you count those Under Armour compression pants. I would. Also, those other black athletes? All standing during the national anthem. I want to point out that we aren’t generalizing here. Those black athletes? decent people. You? A dick. Dickery knows no racial boundaries.
Look, the 49ers already addressed Colin’s actions. They said that he’s free to not participate in the anthem if he so chooses. Makes sense. They can’t stop him from being a tantrum-throwing turdnugget. Just like they can’t stop him from making premature passes.
The thing is, Kaepernick insists he’s acting out of passion for his fellow minorities. But does he sit out each time a black officer gets gunned down by a criminal? Methinks not. But what about those bodies in the streets? It would seem that his compassion applies only to a very specific group of
people criminals. Sound familiar? (read Dear #BlackLivesMatter: How About You Charlatans Start Supporting Black Cops…)
But hey, hating cops? Easy. Making solid plays? Not so much, apparently…