Last few months, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback from San Francisco 49ers was getting big attention across many journalists headlines for kneeling down during the national anthem before his games to protest against racial inequality. His way of protesting was raising a lot of questions and it was getting too much controversial.
Combined with a season of abysmal performance, he got the red card and he was dropped from the NFL team. Now, Kaepernick is trying to find another team to sign him, but he is unable to get accepted.
For the past few months, the former quarterback has been claiming that he was blackballed by the ‘racist’ NFL. This accusation was shut down this week by ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, who noted that Kaepernick has no evidence for his claims.
“You cannot deny that he has been, to some degree, [a] distraction, whatever that means,” Schaap said, according to Breitbart. “There’s one thing that NFL owners, NFL general managers don’t want in a backup quarterback, we’ve heard this before, and it’s a distraction. And I think there’s a false equivalency sometimes made, ‘Ok, well, he’s better than [Blaine] Gabbert and Gabbert got signed.’ For what, $1 million? I think we know that Colin Kaepernick wants significantly more money than that.”
“If we’re going to throw around accusations that he’s being blackballed because of his political beliefs, I believe there should be some evidence,” he added. “And I haven’t seen it.”