The NFL is steadfast becoming a hotbed for dumbassery. It all started with mediocre quarterback and Squidward-lookalike, Colin Kaepernick. Who felt the need to touch his knee to the ground every time the Star-Spangled Banner played. Most people thought him a jackass and changed the channel. But some, like Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews, think he’s a hero worthy of tribute.
A Tennessee Titans player plans to wear special cleats on Sunday to honor Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose decision to kneel during the national anthem has sparked heated debate over social justice protests.
Wide receiver Rishard Matthews shared a photo of the “Know Your Rights” cleats, which also include a drawing of Kaepernick and the name “Colin” on them.
Matthews wrote: “I dont have a foundation so i have chosen to support my brother @kaepernick7 foundation @yourrightscamp for #MyCauseMyCleats He has paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to bring true everyday issues to light.”
It’s funny how Kaepernick kept his knees unbent for the anthem, right up until there was talk of him being cut. Then, almost overnight, he turned into Malcolm X. How convenient. The kneeling may have been the death knell of his career, but his star was already fading. Hardly the “ultimate sacrifice.”
Rishard Matthews honoring Kaepernick’s “ultimate sacrifice” is amusingly ironic. Especially seeing as Kaepernick became famous for giving the metaphorical finger to the peeps who made the real ultimate sacrifice. All so Colin could have the right to behave with the class and dignity of a urinal cake.
Not sure if Rishard took one-too-many blows to the noggin, or if he’s just lacking in the frontal lobe. Either way, his views on personal sacrifice are a tad skewed.