Colin Kaepernick, a football player that makes more money in one year than I’ll probably see in a lifetime, decides that a football game is a proper place to make a political statement. I have seen some people claim that this is America and he has free speech rights. Of course free speech is not at issue. When off the field he can say anything he likes. He can protest all he wants. I don’t mind. As a football player, however, he represents the NFL and the San Francisco Forty-Niners. If the NFL decides it’s ok to draw attention away from the game, that’s fine. If the Forty Niners thinks it’s not a problem, then again, that’s fine. Do I like it? Nope. I hope a lot of pressure is put on the NFL and the Forty Niners and now others, to point out that these players are privileged to work in the NFL.
Ultimately it’s up to the NFL supporters. If people continue to go to games, buy very expensive NFL products, it will continue.
NFL, we get what we pay for.