The recent events of Charlottesville, Virginia were horrific.
And it didn’t take long for the left to politicize the tragedy and turn it into a catch-all for progressive politics.
ESPN, a network already under fire for hewing further and further left, tied the tragedy of Charlottesville to free agent Quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman said the events in Virginia should lead to Kaepernick getting a job in the NFL.
Monday’s “First Take” opened Monday discussing the weekend’s protests in Charlottesville, VA that turned violent.
Co-host Max Kellerman said if any good comes out of the protests, it will be that it changes people’s opinions on Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protests from the 2016 NFL season, adding the “hope” is that Kaepernick will get a job as a result.
“If there is any good to come out of this tragedy in Virginia, it is that it may serve as a wake-up call to many and maybe there’s a sea change in terms of people’s opinions about the seriousness of the race problem in America today. So in the global view of the Kaepernick situation, to answer the question ‘Will this affect the way people view Colin Kaepernick?’ is, yes, it will. And you hope it affects it enough that he gets a job in the NFL, in fact, and people realize he is protesting real things.”
Despite the American people electing a two-term black President, with a black man and a black woman spearheading the Department of Justice, and with most of the major cities in the country controlled by the “benevolent” Democrats, America still has a widespread, pernicious race problem?
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[Co-host] Stephen A. Smith said NFL owners “better change” their opinions on free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick “quick, fast and in a hurry.”
Moderator Molly Qerim asked Smith if the violent protests will cause NFL owners to look at the national anthem protesting quarterback differently now.
“First of all, it should,” Smith responded. “I think to some degree it has, and I want to state for the record it damn sure better change the opinions of owners within the National Football League quick, fast and in a hurry.”
He later added, “[I]f the NFL owners, by the way who are white and billionaires outside of Shahid Khan in Jacksonville, they are white [and] they’re billionaires when you have people looking at our nation and who our president is, if you don’t act immediately and make sure you get Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL, you are going to have folks comparing those owners to what a lot of people think about our present Commander in Chief and that spells trouble for the National Football League. They’d better get it together.”
Colin Kaepernick’s stated purpose of the anthem protest was the oppression of black people at the hands of the police.
Two extremist groups fighting in the streets don’t seem to have much to do with Kaepernick’s protest.
It’s unlikely the events of Charlottesville will change NFL teams’ assessment of Colin Kaepernick.