Colin Kaepernick Sparks Controversy With New Comments
Colin Kaepernick sparks controversy with new comments regarding the United States.
Kaepernick, the former starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, accused America of targeting minorities “at home and abroad.”
The comments came on the heels of the Trump Administration’s decision to order a drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
Soleimani led the elite Quds Force within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 4, 2020
“There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism,” he tweeted.
Apart from that, Kaepernick also cited “American imperialism” and said the country’s “policing and plundering of the nonwhite world” was problematic.
“America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad,” he wrote.
“America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the nonwhite world.”
Kaepernick was once viewed as a promising quarterback in the NFL before embarking on kneeling protest that resulted in him getting blacklisted.
Late last year the NFL and Kaepernick attempted to find a middle ground to a potential return, but nothing ever materialized.
When asked about the matter recently, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that Kaepernick’s chance to make an NFL comeback had come and gone.
“This was about creating an opportunity,” he said of a workout arranged by the NFL, that Kaepernick ultimately opted to skip.
“We created that opportunity. It was a unique opportunity, a credible opportunity,” he continued.
“And he chose not to take it. I understand that. We’ve moved on.”
It remains to be seen if any NFL team will give Kaepernick a shot in 2020.