Surprise: Colin Kaepernick wasn’t invited to an NFL meeting between owners and players Tuesday regarding teams’ disrespect during the National Anthem.
Athletes and administrators convened to discuss the controversy of protests during “The Star Spangled Banner” as the multi-billion dollar organization faces alarmingly decreased ratings and revenue from a growing contingent of angry former fans. And if there’s one person this corporate entity, once viewed as all-American but now as anti-American, has to thank for the last year’s tragic trajectory, it’s Kaepernick— the biracial multimillionaire sports star who stated in August of 2016, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Kaepernick’s attorneys released a statement yesterday claiming that some involved in the meeting had wanted him present, and that he would be open to future participation:
The statement seemed a bit pompous and presumptuous, given that Kaepernick is currently unemployed. Maybe he just wanted to be somewhere other than nowhere; but perhaps the ideal location for him isn’t anywhere near the organization whose ruin he has kickstarted, thanks to his propagandistic accusation of racial oppression which is a denial of the facts.
From disgusted football fans everywhere—and disgusted Americans in general—Colin, this one’s for you: