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Is Colin Kaepernick wrong in praising Fidel Castro after his death?

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
    Stevennix2001posted 18 months ago

    While I would briefly explain this situation to you people, I feel this article does a far better job of explaining things than I ever could:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/colin-ka … ts-2016-11

    Assuming you read that article, do you think Colin Kaepernick was right in what he was saying?  Or do you think he's being an idiot?  Please discuss. 
    http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13300017.jpg

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
      Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      He does not have to be called an idiot for how he choses to think. I actually don't know why he is using his position to take a stance, after all, he is a quarterback and he is a member of a team looking to win. Does it make sense for him to get on a soap box while playing football? I mean does it make sense?
      no. not to me. Just do what you are there to do.  Preach all you want, write some books, state your opinion anywhere whatsoever. But do it on your own time.  And have the courtesy to stand up for the  anthem.
      http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 … nal-anthem

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
        Stevennix2001posted 18 months agoin reply to this

        He doesn't stand during the national anthem because he's protesting against police brutality in this country, and refuses to do so unless something is done about it in this country.  Therefore, he can't stand during the anthem.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
          Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Therefore he is misbehaving.  Good grief. Totally inappropriate behavior with no respect for the game and institution of Football, itself. Maybe he needs to quit playing. I wouldn't put up with it if I were the coach. I don't care how great he is on the field.

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
            Stevennix2001posted 18 months agoin reply to this

            Apparently, you and hardcore gangster rapper, Snoop Doggy Dogg, feel the exact same way, but albeit for different reasons.  He thinks that Kaepernick needs to chose between being a revolutionary or being a football player, as he says he can't be both.  Because if he was a revolutionary full time fighting for rights of minorities in this country, then he'd have a team around him helping him prepare on how to get his message for his cause out more effectively, and they'd even advise him against saying stupid crap like supporting Fidel Castro and whatnot.  Whereas now, he really doesn't have anybody advising him on his protests, or what he says.  He's just doing what he feels is right to start a conversation about police brutality and racial tensions in this country, but he hasn't really done much else since; apart from donating to various charities of course because lord knows he didn't vote this year, nor did he feel the need to, which kind of turned off a lot of his supporters.

            I don't see how you can say he's disrespecting the NFL or his team because honestly if the NFL really cared that much about the national anthem, then they'd be like the NBA, and mandate all their players to stand for the anthem.  The NFL doesn't do that. 

            In fact, it wasn't until like a decade or two ago that players were even allowed on the field during the national anthem.  Before, players were just required to stay in the locker room, while the audience stood for the anthem.  Now, because the NFL wanted be all patriotic with sponsors, they started to have their players on the field during the anthem standing in tribute, but they never mandated them to stand for the anthem though.  Keep that in mind.  Therefore, if you go by the official NFL rules, Kaepernick has done nothing wrong.  Sure, you may not like it, but he's well within his constitutional rights, and the NFL has no rules in place like the NBA does that would require him to do what you want him to do. 

            As far as him selling his house, I'm not surprised, as I've been saying from day one of his protests that he wasn't going to be on the team after this season.  And so far, I haven't seen much to prove me wrong on that.  In fact, I don't even think he'll be in the NFL next year because who would want him?  If anything, he'll probably play football in the CFL at the rate he's going, but that's another story for a different time.  Personally I have no problem with Kaepernick protesting, but I do think if he was going to start the conversation by doing this, then he needed to do more.  He needs to be the one coming up with ideas on what laws need to change and whatnot because just saying crap like, "Oh we need to do something to stop police brutality, so im not going to stand for the anthem until something is done about it", is nice, but it's not going to change anything.  He needs a plan.  MLK had a plan, and that's why a lot of his protests worked back in the day. 

            Kaepernick just seems to be winging it, which is why I agree with Snoop Doggy Dogg about this.  If he wants to be a revolutionary, then retire from football and become one full time, to help liberate the minorities in this country.  If not, then he can protest all he wants, but nothing isn't going to be done about it until someone starts formulating a plan.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months ago
 
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