Colin Kaepernick, disgraced former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback, refused to stand for the national anthem last year and evoked nationwide outrage as a result.
Apparently, he enjoys being the center of negative attention. His latest attention-getting tactic is claiming that our nation’s police officers are like fugitive slave patrols.
Fox News reports:
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after a Minnesota officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black motorist.
Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading “You can’t ignore your history – always remember who they are.”
Between the lines, a police badge is shown side-by-side with a “fugitive slave patrol” badge.
A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled! pic.twitter.com/BVVPVZIQyD
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 16, 2017
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to claim that Kaepernick’s stunts have nothing to do with his not yet having a job.
Sporting News reports:
Roger Goodell continues to say Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment is strictly football-related
Roger Goodell either believes teams don’t feel Colin Kaepernick can help their teams get better, or he thinks the former 49ers quarterback hasn’t earned a shot at another job in the NFL.
Either way, the NFL commissioner doesn’t think NFL teams are blackballing Kaepernick.
The former Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback of course became famous, or maybe infamous in this case, when he first sat for the national anthem and eventually took a knee for “The Star-Spangled Banner” throughout the NFL season. It was a polarizing decision that had players following him, others standing against him, and everyone having an opinion about him.
Since opting out of his contract with the 49ers this past offseason he has been looking for a job without any luck. Since teams are already out of minicamp and he still isn’t employed it does beg the question, how does a quarterback with a 16:4 touchdown to interception ratio last season not have a job?
The answer to that last question should be obvious.