Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without a job. Considering the long list of mediocre quarterbacks signed by teams to fill backup quarterback positions, chances are Kaepernick’s days sitting on the bench in the NFL are over. This would mean having to watch him sit, kneel, squat, or put his body in some other position of disrespect while everyone else stands for the national anthem is over too.
Good on both counts.
Although I’ve never considered myself to be overly patriotic, I do try to be polite. When everyone else is standing for the national anthem and you refuse to do it too, you’re being rude. That’s what Colin Kaepernick is: a rude, racially divisive asshole.
“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 the NFL shortly after people noticed he wasn’t standing for the national anthem. Kaepernick then wore a t-shirt honoring former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, a man responsible for the murder of thousands of people of color.
When you wear a t-shirt honoring Fidel Castro or any other communist, you’ve lost all credibility on the subject of oppression. Colin Kaepernick is not a man of principle, he’s just a wannabe race-baiting edgelord.
When this controversy first started a year ago, I followed Colin Kaepernick on Twitter. Hardly anything the man tweeted was original. He mostly retweeted the words of other divisive assholes. It was as though he couldn’t formulate his own opinions in his own words on the things he claimed to care about. Colin Kaepernick’s not a leader, he’s a follower. One look at his Twitter feed only confirms that.
Playing in the NFL isn’t a right, it’s a privilege. I hope it’s a privilege Colin Kaepernick never gets again.