Colin Kaepernick Is Going To Test The Market, And -Coincidentally, Of Course - He's Going To Start Standing For The National Anthem
TheBigLead- Colin Kaepernick’s flag protest affected many. He won’t be continuing it, per an ESPN report.
Kaepernick no longer wants his method of protest to detract from the positive change that he believes has been created, sources told ESPN. He also believes the amount of national discussion on social inequality — as well as support from other athletes nationwide, including NFL and NBA players — affirmed the message he was trying to deliver.
Rot in pieces, oppression! Get up, stand up baby! Discrimination is down for the count, and all it took was Colin Kaepernick's pending unemployment!
In all seriousness, I really, reallllllly wish someone would have advised him to space these announcements out by like...oh, I don't know...more than 24 hours? I have no problem with him doing what's best for himself financially and getting whatever it is that he can out of what could be his last NFL contract. Old white guys pay the bills and there's nothing old white guys love more than good, old-fashioned Patriotism shown their way and their way only. Plus, I understand that he has made headway in bringing awareness to a cause that couldn't be more worthy, and - at some point - continuing to kneel during the National Anthem just overshadows his actual progress.
The people that thought he was basically spitting on a deceased Marine's corpse by taking a knee during a song (with a racist 3rd verse that we all like to blissfully pretend never existed), however? Proooobably aren't going to be as understanding of this extremely suspicious timing. Those that would literally burn alive if it meant keeping one American flag free from fire are going to have a goddamn field day with this. There's a lot of irony in that because they are essentially getting what they wanted this entire time with him deciding to rise for the Star Spangled Banner, but don't think Kaepernick's detractors are going to feel satisfied by "winning" without delivering some parting shots at his intentions.