Quarterback Colin Kaepernick once lead the San Francisco 49ers to their first Super Bowl appearance for the first time since 1994. Now he can’t find a single job in the NFL.
If you don’t remember, Kaepernick caused an absolute storm of controversy when he refused to stand for the National Anthem during the 2016 season. He claimed that he would not show pride in a flag that represents the oppression of black people in the United States.
Since then, Kaepernick has been cut from the 49ers and been on the hunt for another team to play for — but he’s had no luck so far and ESPN just can’t seem to figure out why.
ESPN pundit Josina Anderson thinks NFL owners need to give Kaepernick a chance, despite his off-field politics.
She pointed out the New York Giants, in particular, claimed that their fan base would be furious if they signed the beleaguered quarterback. Anderson pointed out the New York and New Jersey have “voted blue for the last 20 years,” meaning that they should apparently sign Kaepernick based on these states’ politics.
As the Daily Caller’s David Hookstead pointed out:
Do you love socialism and mishandling finances? Outstanding, because the Los Angeles Rams have an open running back roster slot with your name on it. Should Johnny Manziel get an automatic roster spot on the Miami Dolphins because he loved to party in his earlier days?
It’s obvious at this point that the 29-year-old would have a spot on a roster right now if he didn’t decide to kneel during the National Anthem. The move and subsequent fallout scared away NFL owners who, at the end of the day, have to run a successful business.
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