I don’t watch the NFL… and if I did I wouldn’t boycott for Kaep. He didn’t stand with us in Ferguson, he didn’t even start the NFL protest, 5 players from the St. Louis Rams did… and the team left town over the fallout. Kaep didn’t get fired for kneeling, he left, voluntarily despite having a full year left on his contract. He quit. No team is obligated to sign him, especially when he’s protesting an unrelated issue on their dime. Try this, clock in tomorrow, then don’t work and tell your boss you’re protesting police brutality and see how long you have a job. Protest police at the police department or better yet protest City Hall and the Democrat Party which controls the police in urban areas. Kaep never did that, never put his safety or body on the line. Or even his livelihood. He’s much better off financially because of his Nike deal. Kaep was never in jeopardy of getting tazed or tear gassed. Or arrested. Or beat down. I’m sorry, its not the same.
There are plenty of reasons to boycott the NFL as Kay Boutit lists below, but he didn’t kneel for any of those,
“Uuuummmm no. How about we Boycott the NFL for mistreatment of players, allowing rapists, abusers and sexual deviants to get a pass. We should boycott the NFL until they pay their fair share of taxes and give to credible grassroots orgs. Boycott the NFL because of its sexist treatment of cheerleaders and stadium employees who receive less than a livable wage. Boycott the NFL until they stop supporting the Pentagon and the police…. but for the love of gawd do not make this about Kaep. He’ll be just fine with his Nike deal. He’ll probably live a better quality of life because he’s not playing anymore. Quit boycotting shit bc the system hurt a millionaire and boycott that institution because it’s hurting your neighbors and your city.”
Martin Luther King III Wants Fans to Boycott the NFL Until Colin Kaepernick Is Signed by a Team
Colin Kaepernick started the #TakeAKnee movement during an August 2016 preseason game