The NFL were given quick comments — and quite a lot of it — Saturday after it commented on the newest set of publicized police killings in the United States.
Not strangely, the league wound up with heavy doses of Colin Kaepernick in its mentions, with lots of the reactions in the vein of “You could have led the fight against police brutality and racial injustice four years ago, but instead you worked against peaceful protesters like Kaepernick.”
First, the league’s statement, which referenced the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery:
Followed through the Kaepernick responses:
Oh so now the NFL will get to cherry select after they do and don’t care about black other people 🙄 Kaep attempted this the formal means and he was once blacklisted
— shawn 🧬 (@shawnwatsonjr) May 30, 2020
This is precisely what Kaepernick was once protesting. Did y’all omit about that?
— Harry (@Harry8__) May 30, 2020
Will the NFL please raise its on-field kneeling ban?
— Adam Rifkin 🐼 (@ifindkarma) May 30, 2020
And so on.
Kaepernick, who stays a loose agent, voiced support this week for the violent protests over Floyd’s dying on the knee of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis.
“When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction,” Kaepernick wrote on social media. “The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.
“We have the precise to combat again! Rest in energy George Floyd.”
Violent demonstrations had unfold around the nation thru Saturday.
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