Kaepernick’s fate prompted New York Post writer Shaun King to write a column Tuesday headlined, “I’m boycotting the NFL because of its blatant bigotry and anti-blackness.” King wrote, “I can’t, in good conscience, support this league, with many of its pro-Trump owners, as it blacklists my friend and brother Colin Kaepernick for taking a silent, peaceful stance against injustice and police brutality in America.”
Like many others in the media, Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, juxtaposed Kaepernick’s situation with the fact that ESPN brought back Hank Williams Jr. for Monday Night Football. The sports network dropped the country singer in 2011 after he compared President Barack Obama to Hitler.
If Kaepernick is being blacklisted, that thrills WABC radio host Sid Rosenberg, who tweeted Tuesday, “I only hope and pray that Colin Kaepernick is really blacklisted and never gets a job in the NFL again. BLM (Black Lives Matters) is boycotting the NFL? Good.”
If Kaepernick doesn’t land a job somewhere around the league, expect this storyline to continue well into the 2017 season. As starting quarterbacks struggle or go down to injury, some fans will call for Kaepernick. And the war of words will continue.
Williams was let go from the network following comments on made on “Fox and Friends” in 2011 when he made politcally-charged comments about then-president Barack Obama. He said Obama’s golf game with then-House Speaker John Boehner (R) was “like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.” He then said Obama would be Hitler in that comparison.
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