At this point it’s pretty clear why Colin Kaepernick has not been signed for the upcoming football season. The NFL ― specifically some of the organization’s owners ― are punishing the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice. It doesn’t matter how many team general managers release carefully crafted PR statements claiming that is not the case. We all know what it is.
Not only does Kaepernick have to deal with trying to find a home team, he’s also had to hear the loud and wrong opinions of his peers who think he should cut his hair or protest quietly. That Stockholm Syndrome is real out here in these football streets. Thankfully some of his professional athlete colleagues have some sense. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Richard Sherman have publicly supported Kaepernick along with slews of us regular folks who realize Kaepernick has only told the truth.