Colin Kaepernick is back in the news again, and this time he is not slamming America like he did on the Fourth of July.
This time Kaepernick has been eyed for a position on the Baltimore Ravens team and of course, the internet had something to say about it.
Kaepernick is no stranger to controversy and seems to relish the role of angering the majority of the American people.
Kaepernick first found himself in in a scalding pot of water after he decided to start kneeling during the national anthem.
No matter what people said to Kaepernick or the number of protests that occurred because of it, he continued to kneel.
Shortly, after the season ended Kaepernick ended up losing his gig as the quarterback on the San Francisco 49’ers.
Instead of Kaepernick taking this as a wakeup call and dialing back his offensive stance he only held firmer.
So, because of those actions, Kaepernick has found it hard to find employment on another football team.
Kaepernick has tried to blame the reason he has not found gainful employment on another team on racism, but that could not be further from the truth.
Most teams owners do not want to hire Kaepernick, not because of racism, but on the simple fact of that, he is too controversial. Which is being demonstrated when the Baltimore Ravens approached the idea of signing Kaepernick to their team.
Reports began to circulate at the end of last week that the Baltimore Ravens were interested in signing controversial Kaepernick.
As soon as word began to trickle out on social media that this could possibly happen fans immediately reacted.
Ravens fans started to air their grievances about it online and their message was clear – sign anti-American Kaepernick and they are GONE.
According to one poll, online a whopping 48% of Ravens fans have said they will boycott if Kaepernick was signed.
The Ravens have heard from numerous fans regarding Kaepernick in the last couple of days, many staunchly opposed to his signing…
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) July 28, 2017
@Ravens I will boycott the team if you sign America-hating Kaepernick. We won't soon forget this if you cross this bridge.
— .M-AthertonJRonst87 (@jimtron1987) July 30, 2017
@Ravens we have no place on our team, for those who are a disgrace to America. NO KAEPERNICK, WE DON'T WANT HIM! Fans unite to boycott!
— Randy A. Breeden (@windsandstrings) July 28, 2017
Here is more NBC Sports:
If recent comments by Ravens coach John Harbaugh regarding the potential signing of quarterback Colin Kaepernick were meant to be a trial balloon, it apparently is made of lead.
Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that the Ravens “have heard from numerous fans regarding Kaepernick in the last couple of days, many staunchly opposed to his signing.”
It’s hardly a surprise, given that Giants co-owner John Mara already has provided all anti-Kaepernick fans with the blueprint for shouting down a potential Kaepernick signing.
“All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue,” Mara said in May. “If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game. It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot. It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, more so than any other issue I’ve run into.”
It’s impossible to know whether the fans from whom the Ravens have heard are only Ravens fans, or whether they are fans of other teams who simply want to see Kaepernick remain unemployed. Regardless, it’s no surprise that those who don’t want to see Kaepernick on an NFL team are trying to block it from happening at a time when it appears that it could.
Maybe those who support the employment of Kaepernick — you know, those who made his 49ers jersey the 17th highest-selling jersey in May — should start contacting the Ravens as well, regardless of whether they are Ravens fans.
Ultimately, the question becomes whether Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti will ignore the noise, positive and/or negative, and make a decision based solely on the objective of winning football games. After all, that’s what the Commissioner claims all teams do.
Oh and ICYMI, the Ravens signed a dude who quit football to be a realtor and played in 2 games in college over a Super Bowl QB https://t.co/t8nwfddeqV
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) July 28, 2017
— Alpha Victor (@MinutemanJ31) July 28, 2017
How is it being black balled? Nobody wants him because he is a massive distraction and a borderline talent. Risk > Reward.
— Boring StooLi (@ST00LI) July 28, 2017
I'll repeat: The guys who hate Kaepernick want him to be black balled but scream if you say that he's being black balled.
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) July 28, 2017
Kaepernick did this to himself the minute that he decided to kneel during the national anthem. This was a spit in the face of all nation’s veterans and it shows how little respect this man truly has for our country. If Kaepernick wants to take a knee that is his choice, but that does not mean he is immune from the consequences. Maybe when he chooses to apologize for his actions and show some respect he will get a job again. However, most team owners do not want to take a chance on someone that causes grief to their fans, and that is their right too.
H/T [ Truthfeed ]
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