The anti-American anthem protests forever tarnished the NFL.
Many fans swore they would never come back after seeing the disrespect to the flag.
But fans got together and did something that made anthem protesters furious.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick changed the sports world forever when he kneeled for the national anthem during a preseason game in 2016.
Kaepernick carried the protest throughout the season, and many athletes around the world joined in on his anti-American protest.
Kaepernick was turned into a hero by the corporate press.
But six years later, kneeling for the anthem is no longer en vogue.
And on the 21 year anniversary of 9/11, fans for the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens got together to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before kicking off the season.
“New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens fans set aside their football rivalry and stood in unison to sing the national anthem ahead of their September 11 game, Sunday. MetLife Stadium, which stands only about ten miles from Ground Zero, rang out with patriotic airs as the Jets kicked off their season home opener. The Jets brought in NYPD officer Brianna Fernandez to sing the anthem in a no-frills fashion. And after officer Fernandez sang the first few words, she set the mic aside, stepped back, and let the combined crowd of fans take over to finish the anthem. That is exactly what happened, too, as the whole stadium rang out with voices on the 22nd anniversary of the day that will truly live in infamy, the day Islamic extremists murdered more than 3,000 Americans in the single worse combined series of terror attacks ever perpetrated against America.”
— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2022
Kaepernick, who had been radicalized by far-left Bay Area activists, said that he started his protest in order to raise awareness against police brutality.
The result has been a worsening of The Ferguson Effect, i.e. police officers withdraw from high-crime areas because of demonization from activists and the media.
The outcome was that more people in the neighborhoods became victims of violent crimes.
That has happened throughout the country as violent crime is on the rise.
In addition to cops retreating, many are resigning from the force altogether in response to being vilified constantly.
As for Kaepernick, he has not played in the league since an abysmal finish to his 2016 season.
Kaepernick had a 1-10 record and the 49ers ended the campaign 2-14.
Despite comparing the NFL to a slave auction, Kaepernick says he’s desperate to get back into the NFL.
That seems highly unlikely at this point.
Not only have his skills diminished, but he reportedly had a terrible workout with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Former Raider and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp explained, “I heard it was a disaster. I heard it was one of the worst workouts ever. I’m wondering how the hell this happened and the tape didn’t get out…”
Hopefully Kaepernick’s legacy as an anthem protester will fade away like his playing career.