Colin Kaepernick will finally have an opportunity to show his talents to an array of NFL team officials today (November 16), although many observers feel like it’s a PR stunt concocted by the league. In support of his journey, the trending topic #StillWithKap has cropped back up and Twitter is joined in solidarity with the activist and free-agent quarterback.
This morning, @ReignOfApril reached out on Twitter and asked that users on the network rally together in support of Kap’s workout today by using the aforementioned hashtag.
“We know what’s happening with Kap and this “workout” today. And it sucks. I’m wondering if we can throw some positivity Kap’s way. Can we get #StillWithKap trending? Let the @NFL know that we’re not falling for the okey doke and we believe in why Kap took a knee?” @ReignOfApril wrote earlier Saturday morning.
Since then, many others have shown their regard for Kaepernick’s journey in returning to a sport that seemingly shunned him despite the fact lesser talents have been getting signed left and right. Check out the reactions below.
The workout is a false meritocracy play by the NFL. Kap has always been able and ready. Less able and ready QBs have been signed since he’s been discriminated against. This is an NFL PR move. I’m #StillWithKap— Andre Cole (@andrecole) November 16, 2019
#StillWithKap I am so impressed not only with Kap’s relentless activism, but that he has NEVER stopped training since being released by the NFL because he knows his worth. He was not released because he couldn’t play, but because he dared speak his mind.— Inattentive at Home (@Gamamabear98) November 16, 2019
The @NFL is hosting a sham workout for Colin Kaepernick today. He was told at the last minute, given no say in the timing or unusual setup, & it’s likely not even attended by team decision-makers.— Kristin Mink #ImpeachAndRemoveNOW (@KristinMinkDC) November 16, 2019
Could the real goal be...to pacify critics and screw over Kap?
I’m #StillWithKap. https://t.co/gyxXQ9VStJ
Just know that if he gets signed, everybody in my fam getting that Jersey for a Christmas gift!#StillWithKap— Ms. Frizzle 🆘️ (@original1ny) November 16, 2019
Have a great workout today Kap! You can’t control who shows up, but you can control your performance. Give em hell! #StillWithKap— Amber (@MommaBear115) November 16, 2019
Kap was in Oakland just a couple weeks ago under a highway overpass handing out food to the homeless and hungry. He has the integrity and strength of a real leader. His teammates always loved and supported him through the chaos. Good luck to him at his workout. I’m #StillWithKap— Bobby Root (@BRoot88) November 16, 2019