It’s hard to believe it’s only been three years since the first time the disgraced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback first kneeled during the National Anthem in the preseason.
It seems like a lifetime ago.
And on that three-year anniversary, Kaepernick posted this violent video to celebrate his first National Anthem protest.
Colin Kaepernick has been in the news a lot lately. He’s like a magnet of national newsworthy stories.
Late last week, Kaepernick posted a video on Twitter entitled, “5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” The disgraceful video opens with “Denied Work For 889 Days,” with a “VIA @KAPWATCH.” Then the video is nothing but him working out in the gym for the next 55 seconds.
5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready. pic.twitter.com/AGczejA1rM
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 7, 2019
Two days ago, Colin Kaepernick learned his friend, superstar rapper and music mogul Jay-Z, reached a partnership with the NFL to collaborate on social justice reform in the communities and during events like the Super Bowl. Get ready for the Super Bowl to become super political in the near future.
Jay-Z claimed he discussed his new partnership with Kaepernick and said everything was hunky-dory, but The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill reported a source close to the former quarterback claimed he was upset about the music producer’s decision.
Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, told Hot 97 radio station, “I don’t mind [Jay-Z] doing a business deal — but I do mind you wrapping it in social justice when you’re working with an organization that denies someone an opportunity.”
With the report from an anonymous source compounded on top of Diab’s comment, it’s pretty clear the anthem kneeler isn’t too happy with his friend’s decision.
And then August 15th rolled along, which happens to be the three-year anniversary of the first time Kaepernick protested the National Anthem.
Kaepernick posted on Twitter, “Today marks the three-year anniversary of the first time I protested systemic oppression. I continue to work and stand with the people in our fight for liberation, despite those who are trying to erase the movement! The movement has always lived with the people!”
The video attached features clips of the player’s many protests during that fateful 2016 season.
But the video soon segues from scenes of his protests to scenes of others protesting the police, including relatives of men who died in police custody such as the father of Mike Brown, Alton Sterling’s mother, and Nicholas Thomas’ mother.
The video ends with graphic images of police violence and images of protests against the police.
Today marks the three year anniversary of the first time I protested systemic oppression. I continue to work and stand with the people in our fight for liberation, despite those who are trying to erase the movement! The movement has always lived with the people! ✊🏾
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 14, 2019
It’s insulting and disingenuous that Kaepernick really does view himself as a Martin Luther King Jr. type.
This was the same guy who refused to vote in the 2016 General Election.
It also shouldn’t come as a surprise that Kaepernick probably doesn’t even want to play quarterback ever again to keep this perceived “martyrdom” perception in tact.