Colin Kaepernick is a full-time left-wing activist.
The sooner he embraces that, the sooner he can drop the charade of actually caring about his foundering NFL career.
While millions of Americans celebrated Independence Day with deference for the country, Kaepernick spent the day taking swipes at the country from abroad.
Kaepernick made a reference to the slave trade while visiting Ghana.
From CBS Sports:
Colin Kaepernick took to social media on the Fourth of July to explain why he took a recent trip to Ghana to find his own independence.
How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home. https://t.co/hniYGJeLxG
Kaepernick has passed his time as a free agent by taking up multiple humanitarian causes over the past few months. He donated his gigantic sneaker collection to homeless people in San Francisco in January, and in March, he helped raise funds to fly a plane full of food and water to help the struggling population of Somalia.
Kaepernick has also made a $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels, donated hundreds of custom suits to a charity that helps people get a job after they’re released from jail and has donated $700,000 to charity over the past nine months as part of a pledge last season where he promised to donate a total of $1 million to help communities in need. Also, he’s been running his “Know your rights” camp.
Firstly, Kaepernick’s tweet is confusing. The Fourth of July “intentionally robbed” his ancestors of their independence? That isn’t the clearest message.
Second, which of “his” ancestors is he talking about? His biological mother is white, and his foster parents are white, so perhaps he’s talking about his European ancestors?
Third, tweets like this certainly won’t endear him to NFL franchises that are wondering if he’s worth the hassle.
Kaepernick has every right to exercise his free speech, but there are consequences. One consequence is that Kaepernick is sending a signal to teams that there are things far more important to him than football.
That’s immediately going to give a General Manager pause. One of the first things teams try to gauge when they scout players is their passion for football.
Guys who don’t love the game are far less likely to put in the work to be at their best.
Does Kaepernick still love football? That is an absolutely fair question. It certainly doesn’t seem like it.
He hasn’t granted anyone an interview, and all of his tweets are about his left-wing activism, i.e. cops are bad, America is bad, everything is bad.
Kaepernick had to know his NFL career was already in dire straits. The foolish Independence Day tweet might’ve been his way of announcing his retirement.