Why did Colin Kaepernick liken NFL to slavery? Trolls ask 'why he begged to join NFL'

In the 1-minute-24-second video, Kaepernick can be seen talking to the camera as he compares NFL training camps to slavery

                            Why did Colin Kaepernick liken NFL to slavery? Trolls ask 'why he begged to join NFL'
Colin Kaepernick in a still from new docuseries, 'Colin in Black & White' (Photo by Netflix)

Colin Kaepernick’s Netflix special 'Colin in Black & White' arrived on the streaming giant on Friday, October 29 and it has been making noise ever since. Out of the six episodes, a clip of the former quarterback comparing the NFL to slavery made its way on the Internet on Saturday, October 30 and the Internet quickly lost its calm.

In the 1-minute-24-second video that surfaced on the Internet, Kaepernick can be seen talking to the camera as he compares NFL training camps to slavery. The 33-year-old activist, who is known for calling spade a spade drew scrutiny as social media users claimed that he was paid millions to play in NFL also dubbing him as a “f**king moron”. Colin Kaepernick had raised a lot of eyebrows in 2016 when he kneeled during the national anthem as a protest against police brutality in the United States. Next year, Kaepernick opted out of his contract to become a free agent and eventually failed to make his way onto another NFL roster.

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Why did Colin Kaepernick compare NFL to slavery?

In the short viral clip shared by the Post Millennial, Kaepernick can be seen talking to the camera as a bunch of players train in the background. He begins, “What they don’t want you to understand, is what’s being established is a power dynamic. Before they put you on the field, teams poke, prod, and examine you. Searching for any defect that might affect your performance.” He continues as we then see the football field changes to a slave trade area. “No boundary respected, no dignity left intact”, adds Kaepernick.
We get to see Black men getting auctioned off in the clip, as an auctioneer shouts, “Next one coming up, best we got” as another man gears up for the auction. The clip ends with the auctioneer shaking hands with an NFL coach as scenes of football and auction go back and forth. The new docuseries 'Colin in Black & White' follows the former NFL star’s formative years where he embraced his ambition to become a football quarterback, and all along the way learned the harsh reality of racism.




‘This dude is the most obvious and shameless con artist’

Social media users brutally dragged Colin Kaepernick for being ungrateful. One furious user stated, “Colin Kaepernick compares the NFL combine, which allows all players of all races a voluntary chance to become multi-millionaires, to slavery. Anyone still defending this imbecile lacks a functional brain.” Another, on similar line, stated, “Kaepernick spent half a decade crying that NFL teams wouldn’t give him a shot and now he’s decided that actually being an NFL player is like being a slave. This dude is the most obvious and shameless con artist in modern American history.”
The next one shared, “How dare @Kaepernick7 compare the evil endured by so many of our ancestors to a bunch of millionaires who CHOSE to play game.” One user tweeted, “What's hilarious is that Kaepernick is comparing the NFL to slavery when he literally begged for years to get a team to sign him. It's almost as if he's a really stupid person who genuinely hates this country.” Meanwhile, another shared, “It's literally the opposite of slavery. No one is forced to be there. Any of them can leave whenever they want. Colin Kaepernick is a f**king moron.” And, one individual concluded, “Colin Kaepernick is a Fool. The Players have their own FREE WILL.  Many of them love Football and earn a great deal of money.  Colin knows nothing of real Slavery.  The Slaves had NO CHOICE.”