The Colin Kaepernick revolution has made its way to the NFL’s front door.
Just days after getting support from the police, groups like the Justice League NYC, Color of Change along with hundreds fans and supporters took to the NFL headquarters in New York in support of Kaepernick and to protest his blackballing by NFL teams who want players to stay in their political place and keep their opinions to themselves.
Unfortunately for the NFL, more and more players are following Colin’s example and have decided to either kneel for the National Anthem themselves or raise a fist in protest of the way Black men, women, and children are viewed and treated across the US. But some feel this show of “rebellion” will only serve to further push the NFL to make an example out of Colin Kaepernick’s actions.
Speaking to BlackAmericaWeb.com, MLB legend and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron said “I think he’s getting a raw deal.. If you look at all the quarterbacks in the league right now, I think you have to say he is one, two, three, four. I don’t think anybody can do the things he could do. I wish somebody would open up and give him a chance to do his thing.”
While well-known bum quarterbacks like Mark “Butt-fumble” Sanchez continue to land roster spots on NFL teams, Super Bowl team leading CK continues to struggle to garner any interest from teams due to his “controversial” stance on police brutality.
Even though Colin has let it be known he wouldn’t kneel during the anthem this season because he feels he’s already started the conversation about police brutality on a national scale, teams are still hesitant to talk to him.
Fans across the board have taken serious notice to the notion of the “whiteballing” going on amongst NFL franchises and have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #BlackoutNFL to let the league know they will not be tuning in this season unless Colin gets a fair shake to win a job on the field.
Check out some of the tweets below and let us know if you’ll be joining the Blackout come September.