San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke out after the first presidential debate on Sept. 26 about his distrust of both of the mainstream presidential candidates.
Kaepernick, who came to prominence in August for a protest during the national anthem, said he was not impressed by the first debate, according to The Sacramento Bee.
“Both are proven liars, and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist,” Kaepernick said. “At this point — talking to one of my friends — you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it’s still evil.”
Michael Moore has joined the fray this year he’s quitting the NFL.
In a late-night Facebook post Thursday, Moore said simply, “I’m done.”
“I’ve decided to boycott the NFL this year because 32 NFL teams have colluded to blacklist one player: Colin Kaepernick,” he said.
But as players on many teams continue the antics this year, NFL numbers just keep dropping!
The first and second games of the “Monday Night Football” doubleheader were down 12.5 percent and 7 percent, respectively.
The NFL’s ratings were down from Week 1 last season. We already knew the ratings for the Thursday night opener were down. The Kansas City Chiefs’ upset over the New England Patriots drew a 14.6 rating, down 11.5 percent from last season. Then on Sunday, CBS’ regional games were down 17 percent, Fox’s regional games were down 28 percent, and the Fox’s Sunday afternoon national game dipped 17 percent, according to Yahoo Finance.
Sports is often a place where America puts aside its differences to enjoy the spirit of competition and community, but even the massively popular NFL is threatened by these extraordinarily divisive times. There’s no easy escape for a league in which the majority of players are black and the audience is mostly white.
What will they do? They have let this go so far that now they are damned if they do, damned if they don’t. They should have nipped it in the bud, taking advantage of their ownership, and putting their foot down.
You cannot use your employers venue to put out your political beliefs. You cannot protest on your employers time clock! It is called insubordination and is an easily fire-able offense!
“It’s tough, the decisions that the NFL will have to make going forward,” Browns tight end Randall Telfer, who appeared in the video, told The Undefeated.
“At the end of the day, it’s political. When it gets political, you’re going to have polar opposite views. You have people who feel strongly about what they believe in. It’s hard to change that mindset,” Telfer said.
The NFL blew it, they allowed the game of football to get political, and now the repercussions, financially are huge. They bets get control of this, somehow, and quick! They have the right, to make football, and the NFL non-political again, but it is going to take guts!