New Colin Kaepernick Issue For NFL With Super Bowl Commercial
A new Colin Kaepernick issue arose for the NFL due to a Super Bowl commercial regarding police shootings.
In just over one week, Super Bowl LIV will take place from Miami, Florida.
While many tune in to the big game to watch football, an equal amount of casual viewers watch specifically for commercials.
One particular ad has reignited the controversy that erupted in the NFL when Kaepernick opted to kneel to raise awareness for racial injustice in America.
The 30-second commercial will show retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin re-enacting the October 2016 death of his cousin Corey Jones.
Jones was shot by a former police officer in Palm Beach, Gardens, Florida.
The officer was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime.
— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2020
“I’ll never forget that night,” he said.
“My wife walks up after the game and told me that my cousin, Corey, had been killed.”
Ironically, Boldin was teammates with Kaepernick when the shooting occurred.
Kaepernick made the issue of police shootings against black men in America a national matter of conversation when he opted to protest the National Anthem in 2016.
The decision proved to be controversial, and likely cost him the rest of his NFL career.
Kaepernick has not been back in the league since, despite multiple efforts to land on a roster.