Colin Kaepernick takes a swipe at Jay-Z for saying we’ve ‘moved past kneeling’

Jay-Z (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Exiled NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took umbrage at Jay-Z’s characterization of the fight for social justice and against police brutality.

During a sit-down meeting and press conference with NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell, Hov tried to justify his partnership with America’s favorite sport this past weekend, saying “we’ve most past kneeling” and into “actionable items.”

Kaepernick, 31, last played in the league in 2016 for the San Francisco 49ers after he began sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem. He recently won a multimillion-dollar settlement with the league for alleged collusion to keep him and Eric Red out of the league for kneeling.

Yesterday, Kaep thanked players Eric Reid, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson and mocked Jay’s “moved past” language in a not-so-subtle swipe at the music mogul.

Reports have now surfaced that Jay-Z, 49, is working to own an NFL team in addition to taking charge of the halftime activities during the Super Bowls.

Jay Z certainly has the ends to buy a team. Forbes magazine named him as hip hop’s first billionaire. But Reid characterizes Jay-Z’s recent moves as “dispicable.” DJ Khaled, however, supports Jay-Z’s ventures with the NFL.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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