NY Daily News columnist and Black Lives Matter leader Shaun King told followers Tuesday he is boycotting the National Football League for allegedly blacklisting Colin Kaepernick.
NFL teams have shown no interest in Kaepernick, who started a nationwide debate with his contentious decision to kneel during the pre-game national anthem to protest racial injustice in America, since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March, reports Fox News Insider.
“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,” King wrote in the Daily News. “It’s disgusting and has absolutely nothing to do with football and everything to do with penalizing a brilliant young man for the principled stance he took last season.”
According to Fox News Insider, King said in his rant he couldn’t look his children in the eye if he didn’t lead the “resistance.”
“As a leader in the Black Lives Matter Movement, as a voice in the resistance to Donald Trump, and as a friend of Colin Kaepernick, I cannot, in good conscience, support the NFL any longer. If I did, I’d struggle to look my own son in the eyes or look at myself in the mirror,” King concluded.
In an op-ed in the Daily Wire, writer James Barrett rebuts King’s racial narrative by pointing out 70 percent of NFL rosters are black … a direct contrast to King’s claim the whole league is “anti-black.” Or maybe it’s just that NFL teams simply don’t want to bother employing a sub-par quarterback who alienates a massive chunk of their audience by grandstanding and condemning the country and police officers?
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