Give an inch and they’ll take a mile.
That perfectly sums up social justice warrior liberals, and it’s nowhere more evidently seen than in the drama playing out in the NFL.
League Commissioner Roger Goodell sided with activist players on Tuesday by refusing to enforce standing for the national anthem. He also pledged NFL support for left-wing social issues like the supposedly “racist” killing of black men by police officers.
— SyndicatedTalk (@SyndicatedTalk) October 8, 2017
Goodell is now finding out the social justice crowd will never be satisfied no matter how much you concede. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, one of the most outspoken Black Lives Matter-aligned members of the NFL, says players won’t negotiate with the league on controversial issues unless unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick gets a job, as reported by Breitbart.
“I got to talk to the players in the owners meeting,” Bennet told reporters. “I think the first step to even being able to even have a conversation is to make sure that Colin Kaepernick gets an opportunity to play in the NFL.
“I think before we even negotiate anything about whether we sit or whether we stand, should be a negotiation about opening up the doors for Colin Kaepernick and give him an opportunity again, because I feel like through everything that’s been lost, I think all of us are having opportunities to be able to speak to our employers, but to think about the guy who started everything not to be able to have a voice at this moment, it just doesn’t seem very right to me.”
Bennett emphasized that landing Kaepernick a quarterback job on a team would be a major condition if the NFL wants cooperation from players. In other words, the game of national football is all about activism now. And it’s perfectly fine to strong-arm your buddy into getting a job.
Michael Bennett: Halt NFL Protest Talks After Colin Kaepernick Issue Resolved pic.twitter.com/LjbN0dbKwZ
— sluggishswag (@SLuGGiSH_SwaG_T) October 20, 2017
“I don’t think we can work alongside of them until we address that issue, Bennett reiterated. “I think the issue of Kaepernick is the start to a conversation if they want us to be open to what they want, the dialogue, then that’s something that needs to be on the table right there.”
But the chances of a team picking up Kaeprnick, who has been a free agent since opting out of his 49ers contract at the close of the 2016 season, are slim.
Kaepernick has filed a grievance accusing the NFL of colluding to keep him from a job. If any team were to suddenly hire the unemployed quarterback, it would give the appearance of collusion, strengthening Kaepernick’s case and putting the NFL in legal trouble.
Interestingly enough, Bennett’s support for Kaepernick–the founder of the “take-a-knee” national anthem protests–comes soon after the Seahawks defensive end faced his own controversy.
In August, Bennett accused Las Vegas police of racially profiling him when he was briefly detained outside a casino. But video footage of the incident later emerged disproving Bennett’s claims that a police officer threatened to “blow my f**king head off.”
— Las Vegas Review-Journal (@reviewjournal) September 29, 2017
Bennett, who said he was singled out for “simply being a black man,” was seen to have suspiciously run away from the scene of a shooting, prompting police to chase and detain him until they verified he was not the perpetrator.
If Kaepernick wants help getting a job, Bennett probably isn’t his best advocate.
From the guy who lied about the Vegas incident
— Jordan Weber (@sixersfan911) October 19, 2017
How about resolving his tale of what happened in Vegas first?
— John Kenney (@jjj209k) October 19, 2017
Michael Bennett completely negates any credibility these protests ever had…. which wasn’t much, if any.
— Joe Whaley (@joedub86) October 19, 2017
No one cares what Michael Bennett thinks about an over-publicized free agent quarterback.
— Mel (@sethmehlen) October 19, 2017
Kap’s mediocre play + your absurd amount of media attention destroys any incentive to sign him. It’s not about the collusion amongst owners it’s about a lack of incentive to sign him. It’s called capitalism, not racism. Stop going on about it and incentive to sign him goes up
— Kemper Patton (@Kemperpatton) October 19, 2017
Incoherent… Next step will be to protest because he or who ever is no a starter…… Owners should ask for some respect.
— Alexander Hernandez (@al8ex2000) October 19, 2017