August 29, 2016

NFL rejected Dallas Cowboy police decals but will they reprimand Kaepernick?

Brian LilleyArchive

Colin Kaepernick, 49ers quarterback, decided not to stand for the national anthem at football games. He did this on Friday and on Sunday, he was still defending it.

I may disagree with Kaepernick, not only for what he did but also his reasoning, but as a supporter of free speech, free expression and protest, I back his right to do it but that doesn’t mean there won’t be consequences for his actions.

The 28 year-old who a few years ago led his team to their first Super Bowl in 18 years is now fighting for his job.

Some claim Kaepernick pulled this stunt to get attention and this is more about his career, than politics, but I doubt it. His social media posts are full of political statements, black lives matters posts, Malcolm X, retweets of left wing politics.

But potential consequences for his career aside, I’m left wondering what the NFL will do.

Watch as I review other “controversial” issues that have arisen and point out what seems like selective application of decisions from the NFL.

What message does it send to fans when the Dallas Cowboys’ attempts to wear a helmet decal to honour five slain police officers is rejected but overt political statements and actions on divisive issues are allowed to go unchallenged.

With the season opening soon and politics on the agenda in a hotly contested and divisive election this fall, the league has some decisions to make soon.

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commented 2016-08-30 07:32:09 -0400
Liza Rosie,
I too have made this observation. I think there is an identity crisis problem with those of mixed race. In particular those of the half & half (white & black) combination. Contrary to all the feel-good sentiment out there – race DOES play a part in grounding a persons identity. (my opinion).
commented 2016-08-30 02:05:33 -0400
What a sullen, whiny, entitled piece of shit. Must be his white side and all that privilege coming out…
commented 2016-08-29 19:04:50 -0400
You don’t care about Black people any more than Hillary Clinton or Obama. Enjoy the millions of dollars that you earn , live the life of luxury as you encourage the very people that you pretend to care about -to kill cops and die - so that you can act like a Man. You are disgusting.
commented 2016-08-29 19:03:33 -0400
Funny, he has an adopted white family who raised him, paid for his football,and pushed him to excel.
So he shits all over his adoptive parents. What a piece of shit!
commented 2016-08-29 19:02:27 -0400
Yeah find me a country without racism and go live there buddy. The government cannot control at that level, and by the way, the US is minor when it comes to racism and it also comes from all races, sorry to burst your bubble.
commented 2016-08-29 17:57:59 -0400
Whatever happened to those truly professional athletes who would routinely wave off non sport-related questions with a smile and a “I’m just a (football/hockey/baseball) player…” And if they didn’t, they would be kissing the carpet in the owner’s office first thing the next morning.
It seems those days are gone.
commented 2016-08-29 17:44:31 -0400
People of ‘mixed’ race,( they used to be called mulatto), seem to have the biggest chip on their shoulders. Its not cool to be white these days so to counter his Caucasian blood, he jumps on every band wagon going by that speaks to blacks as the targets of whites. It is a narrative which is unhelpful to the black community. It serves as subterfuge and nothing else. Heaven forbid the real causes of Black poverty and crime be unveiled. If he wants to stand in support of ‘the(Black) people’ this is not the way to do it. It has become an industry. Just look at how Beyonce is taking advantage of it, or should I say ‘milking’ it. It’s disgraceful.
The NHL isn’t what it used to be, and is run by a bunch of cowards. You can’t even watch a football game with out interference by the SJW’s.
commented 2016-08-29 17:22:59 -0400
N F L is a joke.