People are sick of these NFL anthem protests.
It’s why fans of the NFL are now former fans. Because as President Trump pointed out, team owners should fire players who defy our great nation.
And now Colin Kaepernick is suing the NFL and accused Trump of something ridiculous.
Somehow Kaepernick has managed to remain a focal point in the NFL, like a poster child of sorts, even though every single team passed him up.
Players and analysts treat him like a modern day Martin Luther King Jr. and it’s just not so.
Kaepernick didn’t even vote in the 2016 election and he’s supposed to be the voice of social change?
That makes no sense, not even close.
And then you have players like Michael Bennett who are supposedly carrying on his legacy, then lies about his police brutality incident in Las Vegas.
They’re perpetuating victimization despite being actually victimized.
So in playing the ever victim, Kaepernick is suing the NFL and accused President Trump as having a direct influence over the fact that no team wants him.
“Colin Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit against the National Football League names a peculiar conspirator not named as a defendant: Donald Trump.
“The owners of Respondent NFL Teams have been quoted describing their communications with President Trump, who has been an organizing force in the collusion among team owners in their conduct towards Mr. Kaepernick and other NFL players,” the lawsuit spearheaded by attorney Mark Geragos charges.
“Owners have described the Trump Administration as causing paradigm shifts in their views toward NFL players.”
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback seeks an NFL arbitration hearing through his lawsuit filed in California state court.
Should he win this case and then emerge victorious in the hearing, he could wind up earning an NFL’s starter’s salary (anywhere from a few million to $27 million) without playing a down of football in 2017.
And if the arbitrator shows him the money without Kaepernick stepping on the field, he may have the president of the United States to thank.
“On or around September 22, 2017, during a campaign rally speech in Alabama, President Donald Trump referred to NFL players that knelt during the national anthem, as sons of b****es (implying that Mr. Kaepernick was a ―son of a b****‖) and demanded that NFL teams fire these players,” the litigation filed Sunday notes.
“Since then, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have posted Tweets and engaged in various public relations stunts designed to retaliate against Mr. Kaepernick and other players that have joined in Kaepernick’s peaceful protest.”
In all, the lawsuit mentions Trump and his administration five times and Pence once. In contrast, no NFL owner gets namedropped in the suit against NFL owners as much as the president. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sees his name mentioned four times in the brief.
Kaepernick launched a protest against police brutality and racism during the 2016 preseason by sitting and kneeling for the national anthem.
He continued the protest, which gained converts, throughout the season. He played in 11 games, winning just one and completing 59 percent of his passes.
His legal grievance describes it as “a statistical impossibility that Mr. Kaepernick has not been employed or permitted to try out for any NFL team since the initiation of his free agency period,” regarding him as the best quarterback available in free agency this offseason but bizarrely sitting out the regular season.
The demand for arbitration characterizes Kaepernick as boasting “consistently exceptional career performance.”
It’s absurd that Kaepernick is even doing this because many reports say he refused to accept back-up QB money, despite him actually being a back-up.
In fact, he intentionally turned down money so he can inflate his value on the market.
But it’s time for Kaepernick to move on already. Maybe Tim Tebow can give him some pointers.