When 7 > 45
Just another football Sunday in the Trump era.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick still doesn't have a deal.
That didn’t stop Donald Trump from taking shots at him (and athletes following his lead) for protesting state violence against Black people.
At a rally on Friday in Alabama, #45 called for NFL owners to “get that son of a bitch off the field” and distinguished "those people taking the knee” from “people like yourselves” (hmm, what could he have meant?)
The conversation that followed went something like this:
Teresa Kaepernick (Colin Kaepernick’s mom):“Guess that makes me a proud bitch!”
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors): “I don’t want to go. That’s really it.”
Lebron James (Cleveland Cavaliers): "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"
Roger Goodell (NFL): "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities."
You get the idea.
How to stand with Colin Kaepernick and athletes of conscience
Thank NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (@NFLCommish) for his statement - and while you have his attention, ask him why NFL team owners are still blacklisting Colin Kaepernick?
Sign this petition showing your support for NFL players who take a knee against police brutality.
Donate to some of the groups Colin Kaepernick has already given nearly $1 million, including United We Dream, Justice League NYC's War on Children, Dream (formerly RBI Harlem), and Coalition for the Homeless.
Do you play a sport? Do you coach? High school, college, Little League? Take a knee in solidarity. Your action will be noticed.