Dallas Cowboys fans threaten boycott if NFL team signs Colin Kaepernick: 'I'll be a Texans fan'
The NFL has invited all 32 teams to attend Kaepernick's workout, in a bid to offer him a chance to return to the professional field.
Dallas Cowboys fans are reportedly threatening to boycott the football team if it signs quarterback Colin Kaepernick as he prepares for his private workout organized by the National Football League (NFL) this weekend. The NFL has invited all 32 teams to attend the former 49ers players' workout on Saturday, in a bid to offer him a chance to return to the professional field after his sabbatical.
Kaepernick hasn’t played a down since opting out of his contract in 2016, the same year the quarterback began his protest when he was with the San Francisco 49ers at the time. He stirred a national controversy in an effort to protest against perceived police brutality in the country. Other players soon took his cue and joined the protest in the 2016 season, while many others have continued the protest till now. Kaepernick's movement drew heavy criticism from President Donald Trump, who even called for the owners of the NFL teams to fire the players who were participating in it.
Reports state that after NFL's announcements of Kaepernick's private training, multiple teams, including Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lion have all confirmed that they will be attending the session set to be held at Falcon's training camp. At least seven other teams have also committed to attend the session, according to the Daily Mail.
Dallas Cowboys are also reported to be among the teams sending their representatives to the session, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson who made the revelation on Tuesday. However, the news has not been well-received by Cowboys fans as many of them responded by saying they will boycott the team if Kaepernick is signed by them.
One fan, in response to Anderson's post on Twitter, wrote: "I won't watch another cowboy game in my life if they pick that POS up." While another said: "You can't call yourself America's team and then sign someone who kneels for the National Anthem. If it happens, I will be a [Houston] Texans fan."
The coach of the Cowboys, Jason Garrett, was asked about the team's acceptance of the NFL invitation on Wednesday, however, he remained tight-lipped on the situation. The team's quarterback, Dak Prescott, is out of contract at the end of the season, reports state.
"I'm not really in-tuned to that situation very much," Garrett said of Kaepernick. "We have personnel people who evaluate all guys who have an opportunity to hopefully help our team."