San Fransisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick made news last week doing something he excels at, sitting on the bench. The problem is, it was during the national anthem.
What was even worse was that it wasn’t by accident. Colin Kaepernick evidently meant to sit on his ass during the national anthem. The reason? He was protesting against the United States because of its oppression of black people and people of color.
He told NFL Media:
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.
By “people getting paid leave” he was referring to police officers. When they’re involved in a shooting, they’re relieved of duty while investigators examine the evidence. During the investigation, they continue to get paid.
This whole thing makes me feel sorry for Colin Kaepernick. It’s obvious from looking at his Twitter feed that he’s a big supporter of Black Lives Matter, a movement whose sympathizers recently murdered eight police officers.
It must suck to live in a country you hate so much. The only employable skill Colin Kaepernick has to offer the world is playing a sport only racist, oppressive Americans enjoy. Granted, they play football in Canada, but Canada is America Lite. I’ve only been there a few times and other than having a VAT tax, it seemed just like the United States. I’m sure that means it’s just as racist and just as oppressive as the United States.
It’s not like he can play football in China or Russia or some other country not as racist and oppressive as the United States.
A country without bodies in the streets.
Too bad Colin Kaepernick never learned to play soccer or make cheese. If he did, he could go to Europe and make a living. Until he learns some other way to make a living, he’s stuck in the United States.