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NFL owners are hypocrites for blasting Trump while blackballing Kaepernick

Photo: A.R. Shaw

Several NFL owners decided to rebuke the recent statements by President Donald Trump about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. Trump initially said, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. Out, you’re fired!”

In a show of solidarity against Trump’s hateful, racist, and misogynist words, a few NFL owners locked arms with players and coaches as the national anthem was sung before games on Sept. 24. All of the owners in the NFL, save for Jerry Jones of the Cowboys and Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers, decided to either stand with players or issue a statement to address Trump’s speech.

However, the NFL owners who took a stand this past weekend should be viewed as hypocrites. There are 32 teams in the NFL and every single team chose to pass on picking up former NFL player Colin Kaepernick who remains unemployed. A few teams have elite quarterbacks and are solid at the position. But there’s also a multitude of teams who chose to sign subpar quarterbacks that aren’t statistically better than Kaepernick.

In a sense, the owners are practicing what Trump has preached. Kaepernick has been blackballed for taking a stance against racial violence by kneeling during the national anthem. The owners continued to ignore and dismiss Kaepernick with the hopes that controversy could be avoided without him on the field. But their failures to properly address why Kaepernick was not given an opportunity has come back to haunt them.

Trump’s hateful views added words to exemplify the NFL owners’ hateful actions. He was able to express their actions in a way that forced them to finally address the one thing that all of them wanted to avoid, because the owners don’t want to appear divisive while operating in a business that leans heavily on inclusion. The NFL owners are seeking to protect their investment by locking arms with players and putting on an appearance that would suggest that they care.

But if they really wanted to live by their actions, they wouldn’t need to put on a show to prove that they are against Trump’s words. They all have the ability to sign Kaepernick to a contract today. There are 32 men who have the power to actually do what’s right.

 


3 Comments

  1. britishrose on September 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I QUEST THEY BELIEVE THESE sons of a bitches need to be out of work, until the storm brews over, FAT CHANCE we all are thinking the same dam thing THANKS ROLLING OUT FOR NOTEING THAT FACT , , jerry jones is questionable to me as a racist , im glad trump said that cause all the real problems came to light , trump is perfect for bringing out the reall kkk members , you gotta be some kind of racist to stand behind a billion dollar industry that pays stars million to run a ball around , the america game! yet exclude one american man who , dreams was to be a black man playing football, they mad cause he look white but he aint playing the ok dokie massa game with them . kaepernick is the first black man in NFL HISTORY TO STAND UP FOR ANYTHNG IMPORTANT TO BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS , LEBRON SOMEWHAT TRIED , .. OTHERS WERE SO BUSY TRYING TO KISS BUT TO MAYBE GET A COACHING OR COMMENTATOR JOB LATER . decided to let the owners of the teams treat them like a bunch of slaves on a plantation . keapernick is a hero to me . afro and all , and they REALLY WERE OFFENDED THAT HE DIDNT BOTHER TO HIDE HIS UNAPPOLOGETIC AFRO. COME ON YALL THIS IS WHO WE ARE . AFROS WERE POPULAR IN OUR BLACK AND PROUD DAYS .. REMEMBER JAMES BROWN SAID IT BEST .. we have to stop letting whites dictate who we are and our representation of who we are .

  2. britishrose on September 25, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    whites love for us to play down our blackness in favor of their features and hair and what ever , your more accepted if you black sporting a blonde wig, or blue contacts or no shape . white want us to comply to the routine uncle tom behavior . we need to band together on this issue period

  3. Grip holder!!💰💰💯💯 on September 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Dam I erased your comments you boy I tell you!!!