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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: shooterbrody
perhaps you should do a little research on this before you look more foolish the player lost his starting job before any of the hullabaloo started then the player quit his job with millions left on his contract you feel sorry for him and defend him all you like, I refuse to sympathize with a player who threw a fit when benched then quit on his team because it was too tough to get his starting job back
Simmer down there Jethro.
I asked him a question, you know to educate myself.
Also, find for me where I defended Kap, good luck, I haven't.
While Elway was disingenuous on this, I still don't quite get all the backlash on this story years later. Kaepernick has every right to use his free speech to further any political causes of his choosing. However there is one thing that always gets me.... I've worked for two corporations in my life, both have required me to sign a form saying that any political speech I do is to be done while on personal time and not to include my place of work via language or logo on my person. Both companies were household names, so it made sense that they didn't want me going out on my own and dragging them into anything that could harm business. Kaepernick has been an affluent with no shortage of resources or connections. He could have easily set up press conferences while not wearing the jersey, or set up a foundation to further his causes. Whatever your opinion on his politics, I understand why people wouldn't want to employ someone who is going to use the employers platform for political speech, it could be bad for business. NFL season is about to kick off, so I figured I'd prime the discussion I am sure was going to come sooner or later.
And the prayer one is total crap. Watch the middle of the field after a game and you will see players from both teams gather for a prayer.
originally posted by: ketsuko
If Kaepernick was a good enough QB, someone would have put up with his circus. But, he's just not. That's all there is to it.
He's not Aaron Rodgers or Dak Prescott or even Tom Brady.
Aug. 14 and Aug. 20 — Kaepernick goes unnoticed while sitting during the anthem Kaepernick made headlines when he sat during the 49ers third preseason game, but he also sat during the first two games, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Kaepernick wasn’t in uniform and didn’t play during the first two games.
The former Super Bowl starting quarterback's decision to go public comes while he is fighting for his football life with the 49ers, who drafted him in the second round in 2011. He lost his starting job last season after being one of the most promising players in the NFL during his run under former coach Jim Harbaugh. Over the past few months, his relationship with management has turned sour. He requested a trade last spring, which never came. He also has spent most of the offseason rehabilitating from operations to his left (non-throwing) shoulder, his hand and knee. His recovery left him unable to fully compete with Blaine Gabbert for months and has him seemingly in a bind to regain his starting job.
Can Reid continue to play with abandon as a back-end enforcer with concussion concerns, a torn biceps and a PCL sprain on his medical chart?
originally posted by: JAY1980
I already have a big distaste for professional sports. More accurately a distaste for tribalism.
This just solidifies it even more.
Why a grown man would wear the name of another man on his back is beyond me. Especially one whom is a millionaire playing professional victim. This dude is a walking contradiction, and the NFL team in my state would take his dumb ass?
John Elway you are a virtue signalling moron...
On second thought lets adopt him!
If I'm right ticket sales will tank and my peers will be forced to focus on real problems for a bit.
Just cause I can...