Colin Kaepernick dubs NFL social justice message as 'propaganda', fans hail his stand: 'So much respect for you'

During the NFL's opening weekend, the social justice messaging that was shared was more of a lip service than legitimate and sincere, according to Kaepernick


                            Colin Kaepernick dubs NFL social justice message as 'propaganda', fans hail his stand: 'So much respect for you'
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Colin Kaepernick has called out the NFL team owners for blackballing a fellow player who had stood up for racial justice issues. During the NFL's opening weekend, the social justice messaging that was shared was more of a lip service than legitimate and sincere, according to Kaepernick.

Kapernick took to Twitter on Sunday, September 13, and wrote, "While the NFL runs propaganda about how they care about Black Life, they are still actively blackballing Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) for fighting for the Black community. Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league."



 

 

Player Eric Reid has been one of the top agents on the market. He has also started every single game for the Carolina Panthers last season and had 130 tackles and four sacks. Kaepernick used the example of 28-year-old Reid's job status to show that the NFL's social justice initiatives are fake.

Many social media users are in agreement with Kaepernick's views and took to Twitter to comment on the same. One such user wrote, "Kap I beg you to get black players together and start a Black National League. If black players don’t get how they don’t respect you, you’re ONLY here for WHITE entertainment & profit! If anyone can start it, it’s YOU!"



 

 

Another user had written, "So much respect for you both. Using your platform to keep raising awareness! Keep strong, stay vocal!" Another user added, "Layers. With the few characters on Twitter, I'll just say that I've got so much respect for how Colin and Eric have each other's backs as friends and peers. It's consistent and relentless and, in a climate like this, that's extremely admirable. Salute."



 

 



 

 

"I’ve come to believe that many of the football league owners and managers take their cues from Trump. Just lie, and then double down on the lie while doing nothing. They’re all politicians; just in a different arena," commented another social media user. An outraged user who echoed the same sentiments added, "All lip service, doing the easy thing, no effort and no real commitment to change. It’s popular to say it, it’s free, and in one year they hope it will all be forgotten. When a team hires @Kaepernick7 l’ll believe the NFL."



 

 

Yet another user took to Twitter to share, "After you took a stand a long time ago finally the NFL is on board but they're still talking out both sides of their mouth. They should be acknowledging you for the hero that you are & backing up Reed if they're truly in line with the principles of BLM. History is on your side."



 

 

We had earlier reported that Kaepernick was nominated to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Kaepernick was nominated as a contributor by Bob Birkett of Vermont, who decided to submit an application for the same after discovering that there was no criteria in place restricting him from doing so. “You think, 'What can I do?" Birkett said. “I can’t force an owner to hire the guy. But darn it! I can put him in the Hall of Fame.”

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