Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned social justice warrior, Colin Kaepernick, is in the news again, this time regarding a petition signed by over 130,000 fans threatening an NFL boycott if he’s not picked up by a team.
He’s a free agent now but nobody has signed him yet. There’s no official blackball but team managers have said fans will revolt if they sign him. And besides, he’s just not as good as he used to be.
You’d think this whole thing couldn’t get more bizarre but now director Spike Lee has organized an August pro-Kaepernick rally to help the unemployed quarterback get a job.
We’re witnessing ultimate snowflakery happening in a professional football league.
Although 130,000 fans have signed the petition, consider the results of a poll by JD Powers showing the number one reason cited for tuning out the NFL in 2016, was the national anthem protests.
That translated into a ratings drop which meant less money for the organizations.
Social justice warriors can screech all they want but this is business. The NFL isn’t going to give Kaepernick a job if it will cause them to lose money due to his antics.
The survey participants actually did turn off their televisions, while the people signing the petition are just threatening to.
Ultimately, the free market is going to decide Kaepernick’s fate and I predict the detractors will win this one.
It’s simple - people turn on an NFL game to be entertained, not to be updated on the latest cause of the day.