The NFL’s behavior exposes why the premature end of Kaepernick’s football career is as relevant as ever. https://t.co/BM2hJIVzW6— Slate (@Slate) June 3, 2020
Slate goes in on the NFl by saying, "The NFL’s shameful behavior exposes why it’s so absurd to treat the premature end of Kaepernick’s football career as a stale topic. It’s always been relevant, as the NFL has now definitively proved. Americans across the nation will no longer tolerate the excuses made for police and are ready to burn it all down, so Kaepernick’s peaceful protest that was once “disrespectful” is now held up as the preferable option. The issues he raised are as pressing as ever. The least the league could do is acknowledge who started the conversation. If it wanted to go a little further, maybe a team would actually sign him".
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in 2016. Kaepernick had his career taken from him and has been surrounded by controversy for his stance.