Colin Kaepernick is making national headlines again and at this point you know it’s got to be by design. Just when you think that may be the end of him and he will disappear under a rock, his team re-inserts Kaepernick into the national conversation.
Kaepernick’s team and the NFL agreed on holding a private workout for teams in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend.
And Kaepernick’s workout stirred rampant controversy in multiple different ways.
What likely happened is that per the settlement in the collusion lawsuit against the NFL, Kaepernick was supported by the league to hold a private workout for any of the 32 teams that wanted to attend in Atlanta, Georgia.
There isn’t a whole lot of video of the workout session, which was allegedly per the NFL’s demands, but we do know quite a bit of what happened.
Kaepernick delivered a fifty-yard bomb that looked pretty good.
Kaepernick tryna show off his arm on a deep pass. pic.twitter.com/ieFbJ7HBgt
— JRSportBrief (@JRSportBrief) November 16, 2019
It wasn’t bad but could he do that with pass rushers in his face and the pocket collapsing? That remains to be seen.
Kaepernick also had one awful pass that was about as amateur in mechanics as a peewee league quarterback.
— 🐐 (@David23__) November 17, 2019
But that wasn’t the controversy that surmounted during and following the workout. One thing Kaepernick did that’s impossible to ignore was the “Kunta Kinte” t-shirt he wore during the workout, which is a slave character in the 1976 novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” by Alex Haley.
Colin Kaepernick, who has made tens of millions of dollars playing football, showed up for his NFL workout with a film crew in a Kunta Kinte shirt, equating himself with the slave from Roots. I honestly believe he doesn’t want a job, he wants to remain a victim & woke SJW martyr. pic.twitter.com/sjFpo1NaIw
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 17, 2019
By wearing that specific shirt, Kaepernick still believes he feels like a slave. Yes, because slaves were paid millions of dollars to play a game.
But then he addressed the media and scouts that attended his practice and it was rife with conspiracy theories.
Colin Kaepernick addresses the media and his fans after holding a workout in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/OmZziogyA1
— HefferBrew (@hefferbrew) November 17, 2019
His old friend Jay-Z, owner of Roc Nation – the company that just struck a deal with the NFL – called Kaepernick’s reaction to his workout a “publicity stunt.”
Even Stephen A. Smith said the same and took it a step further claiming he doesn’t want to play.
He doesn’t want to play. pic.twitter.com/ZuSI1IVW9r
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 17, 2019
Kaepernick loves being the martyr. That’s the modus operandi of this whole situation. The disgraced former quarterback thinks of himself as Martin Luther King Jr. or Malcolm X.
Following Stephen A. Smith’s Twitter post, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid – and one of the only ones who still kneels during the National Anthem – responded to his post by calling him a “tap dancing” clown.
.@stephenasmith Tap dancing for the NFL like ⬇️. Damn straight Colin wants to control the narrative! He supposed to trust the organization that blackballed him and has done absolutely nothing in good faith??? Born on Tuesday, just not last Tuesday. https://t.co/EKztmcrDbu pic.twitter.com/gz0xnDe10e
— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) November 17, 2019
That’s just some of the controversy surrounding Kaepernick’s self-righteous workout.