The NFL can’t get anything right nowadays. It’s like the “wild wild west” in the league right now where there are no laws and everybody just runs amok doing anything they want to do with barely any consequences.
A prime example going on right now is the fact that they let Antonio Brown keep playing for the New England Patriots even after he’s been accused of multiple sexual assaults and even rape.
And now Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest son wants the NFL to do this one controversial thing that could bury the league.
Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most iconic and most influential Americans of the twentieth century. He was a bridge that united this country and he truly was one of a kind.
That’s why it’s obnoxious that many people today consider the disgraced former quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, to be as influential as Dr. King. People who even suggest that have no idea what they’re talking about and are just ignorant to historical events if they really think that’s true.
Dr. King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, a community activist and human rights activist like his father, begs to differ.
King III suggested recently that fans of the NFL should boycott the league and if they did so then Kaepernick would be on the team the very next day.
In an interview with TMZ Sports released on Wednesday, King III said, “What would change it overnight is if the public decided, ‘Okay, we’re not going to watch.’”
The irony here is there are already millions of conservatives – specifically supporters of President Trump – who have been boycotting the NFL ever since Kaepernick first kneeled during the National Anthem over three years ago.
King III also added, “But it’s a complicated situation, because what about the guys who are playing? That’s their jobs, that’s their livelihood, they don’t need to have to stop playing, but by the same token, I would say the majority of them, agree or empathize.”
They’ll play because they’re under contract. Every contract has a “Force Majeure” clause, which basically means “an act of God,” but losing ratings due to a boycott does not fall into that category, which means owners will have to fulfill their employees’ contracts even if they start losing money.
So they don’t have to fear for their livelihoods.
But, addressing the elephant in the room, King III is suggesting everybody boycott the NFL over one person’s anti-American protest? That’s absurd.
Nobody is “empathetic” towards Kaepernick anymore and the proof is that there are only a handful of people who continue to kneel for the National Anthem before the games.
Another prime example is Kaepernick’s friend Jay-Z just struck a monstrous deal with his “Roc Nation” and the NFL to focus on social justice issues. What does that say about Kaepernick’s relevance today?
Kaepernick is probably feeling the heat of being forgotten as this figure who started this controversial movement.
His agent reportedly reached out to three different teams on Tuesday/Wednesday but there’s no way anybody will sign him. Aside from causing that team a headache, Kaepernick wasn’t any good the last time he played. How in the world would he have gotten better in three years from the game?