President Trump is playing the NFL like a fiddle. Our commander in chief is just biding his time waiting for the NFL to be the cause of its own demise.
Without question, nearly all NFL players will be kneeling during the national anthem in a few short months. Not only will stadiums be empty, but television ratings will plummet.
But this NFL legend shocked everybody when he compared Colin Kaepernick to this American war hero.
The NFL’s narrative on Colin Kaepernick has drastically changed in the last eight months. In the middle of last season, the NFL sanctioned a private workout for Kaepernick, which seemed to be in accordance with the collusion lawsuit both parties settled on.
But the NFL clearly didn’t care if Kaepernick landed a job. They scheduled that private workout on a Saturday before Sunday football, when they probably knew most teams wouldn’t be able to attend.
However, reps from eleven teams showed up. And although Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos claimed two teams had serious interest, nobody signed the embattled former San Francisco 49er. That was a huge sigh of relief because that was seemingly the end of this nightmare.
But amid the civil unrest in America’s streets, the NFL has suddenly shifted away from the aforementioned narrative and actually embraced Kaepernick to make his comeback into the league.
Goodell recently said on Kaepernick, “Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team to make that decision. But I welcome that, support a club making that decision, and encourage them to do that.”
Obviously, the league will be irreparably damaged forever.
But it was a surprise that even old NFL legends like Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre when he compared Kaepernick to American war hero and NFL colleague, Pat Tillman.
In a recent interview with TMZ, the former Packer legend went in-depth on his reasoning for believing that Kaepernick deserves heroic status for his protests and movement.
Favre claimed, “It’s not easy for a guy his age — black or white, Hispanic, whatever — to stop something that you’ve always dreamed of doing, and put it on hold, maybe forever, for something that you believe in.”
That’s not at all accurate. Nobody in the history of American sports has been more divisive and anti-American as Colin Kaepernick. Everything he does is to sow division. In fact, you could argue that all of this civil unrest now – not the virus obviously – is because he started it. Now the NFL wants to welcome him back with open arms? See how that works out for you.
Favre also insanely added, “I can only think of right off the top of my head, Pat Tillman is another guy that did something similar. And, we regard him as a hero. So, I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”
Comparing Kaepernick to Pat Tillman should make your blood boil for obvious reasons. One walked away from a multimillion-dollar contract to sacrifice his life for God and Country and the other disgraced both.
Favre couldn’t be more wrong and it’s amazing that he holds this silly opinion.