Racial leftists are finally planning to stand up for unity.
No, not for the county but for Colin Kaepernick.
It seems the former NFL quarterback who rose to fame largely for opting to kneel while the national anthem was played before games can’t find a job.
A “United We Stand” rally in support of Kaepernick is scheduled to take place outside NFL headquarters in New York City on August 23rd.
A rally for Colin Kaepernick will be held in front of NFL headquarters on August 23 https://t.co/aOjWevlpN6
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 8, 2017
An extensive survey found that anthem protests were a leading factor in the NFL’s overall ratings tank. And while other decisions might be involved in the non-hiring of free agent Kaepernick, it’s safe to assume his sour attitude didn’t help his chances of finding a new professional home.
The fact that Kaepernick took his unpatriotic stance even further by spending Independence Day in a foreign country while bashing his own probably didn’t help his appeal.
Unless you’re Spike Lee. The famous Hollywood producer swooped in on Twitter to support the rally. It’s just too bad his announcement was overshadowed by a typo in “Kapernick’s” name.
The whole thing looks to be a giant bust as the backlash came in strong, including of off Lee’s tweet:
I hope you didn’t spell his name wrong either, SPIKE
— Cade Cummings (@CadeCummings_23) August 8, 2017
No thanks! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ZeuBAHs8pu
— #LGM 🍎 (@hailtotheUM) August 8, 2017
— bawick (@TeamWasol) August 8, 2017
Some folks say Kaepernick is to blame for his own demise and it has nothing to do with his political stance.
Kaepernick opted out of a $14.5 MILLION contract with the San Francisco 49ers, according to the Bleacher Report. The quarterback reportedly then met with the Seattle Seahawks who’s coach basically said: Thanks but no thanks.
And here we are:
Stop feeling bad for the Dude! He had a deal and turned it down!!! This is what most people won’t show you!!! https://t.co/S1i6i4ZdBc
— Erik Schouweiler (@ErikSchouweile2) August 8, 2017
This claim gave folks on Twitter a whole different reason to argue:
He should take scraps bc he isn’t a good enough qb to make more. He walked away from 19 mil. Bad career choice
— rob manoff (@manoffrm) August 8, 2017
But that argument was lost underneath the torrent of backlash to the rally and Kaepernick’s problems:
Will it help him throw better? Undo his Castro shirt fiasco in Miami? No? Didn’t think so.
— Jason Cornwell (@TheCornDog) August 8, 2017
Sometimes you don’t need words to make a point. Kaepernick didn’t, and neither did some of his detractors:
— Ambie 🗝 Δ (@AmbieTweets) August 8, 2017
— 🇱🇷 Doc Jackson (@DrMikeJackson) August 8, 2017
Meanwhile there will be a “Spelling is hard” rally in honor of Spike Lee two blocks over.
— chad hutton (@bamaforlife01) August 8, 2017
I don’t think this will be help him get a job….just adds fuel to the fire and gives any NFL team another reason to avoid the distraction
— Nick Cinquegrani (@ncinquegrani94) August 8, 2017
A rally for anti-American sentiment. Nice. The dems won’t be able to get there soon enough.
— Luke Enno (@LukeEnno) August 8, 2017
How many volunteers? How many paid volunteers?
— Jeff Metzgar (@JeffMetzgar23) August 8, 2017
People are paying attention!
Give me a break…..You people forget Colin wore pig socks and ripped the US on the 4h of Jully yet he hasn’t done anything wrong??
— Jesse Reid (@Jreid1997) August 8, 2017
— Rick Medina (@voodude65) August 8, 2017
The media doesn’t understand that outside of the media profession freedom of speech doesn’t guarantee freedom from consequences.
— Ringneck85 (@Ringneck85) August 8, 2017
Of course, there are those who support Kaepernick’s protest – and certainly almost all support his right to his opinion and freedom of expression.
My dad, who was a Marine for 27 years 100% supports what Kaepernick is doing and says that is exactly what he fought for.
— Demetrius (@Demetrius82) July 31, 2017
But those who oppose Kaepernick’s anti-patriotic views are also free to their own freedom of expression. And if that means they aren’t going to watch the games, well, those plummeting ratings are called consequences.