Colin Kaepernick has become something of a polarizing figure for supporters and detractors of the National Football League, and now the threat of a fan boycott seems to be taking hold. A Change.org petition has been circulating online featuring several thousand signatures of people who say they will not support the NFL this coming season if Kaepernick remains unsigned.
If you are appalled by this, then show your power by boycotting the NFL until Kaepernick gets signed to a team. This means to not watch any games, no social media comments about your favorite team before/during/after the games, don’t attend the stadiums, and don’t buy any merchandise which represents the league or your favorite team.
We understand NFL is very important to you. We also understand the purpose of Colin Kaepernick’s protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch. Simply put, if things stay the same for the way America — where “all men are created equal” — treats people of color, then your loved ones, friends, and children will eventually be affected as well.
Finally, this situation really shines a light on how much the NFL really cares about its Black athletes. It’s pretty much: Play for us, entertain us, make us money, and shut up.
Thus far, the petition has amassed over 70,000 signatures with a goal of 100,000 before it gets delivered to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.