The main resident of 1600 Pennsylvania made a big deal about Colin Kapernick when he first rattled the NFL in 2016 by taking a knee rather than standing at attention. Many of Colin’s teammates, opposing team members, coaches, and management opposed Colin and did so in a not very polite way. It cost him a larger portion of his career. But he knew what was right and stuck with it – even when his teammates and former teammates didn’t and were quite rude about it. Let’s jump into the Guardian’s article.
Then the players turned to the deep rift that has existed between players and owners ever since Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem in 2016 to protest against racism. They asked the NFL to apologize and recognize the current moment by putting out a statement with these words: “We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systemic oppression of black people. We, the NFL admit were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all that speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL,
A step in the right direction?
I think so. But it’s only a step on a long journey.