Tag: San Francisco 49ers

Patriots Deal QB Garoppolo to 49ers, Report

Los Angeles (AFP) – The San Francisco 49ers acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolofrom the New England Patriots for a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL entry draft, the US media reported on Monday.

Anthem Kneeling 49ers Ask Fans if Winning Is Important to Them

People tend to stick to what they’re good at, in life. The 49ers, are not very good at football. However, they’re quite good at political activism. Therefore, since winning football games isn’t something that’s going to happen for them, the 9ers are now trying to convince their fans that they should focus on other things.

Boos Rain Down As Seven 49ers Take a Knee for the National Anthem

A substantially smaller number of 49ers knelt during the anthem, for their game against the Washington Redskins. Last week, more than 20 49ers knelt, and this week, league Commissioner Roger Goodell also issued a memo, saying it was time to “put the anthem controversy behind us.”

49ers Eric Reid Says Charlottesville Will Not Change Decision to Stop Anthem Protests

Last season, San Francisco 49er Eric Reed joined Colin Kaepernick to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem at the start of each game. At the close of the season, Reed announced that he would stand to honor the anthem and would end his protest starting this season. Reed has now confirmed his decision and said that even the unrest in Charlottesville would not change his mind.

US Woman’s Soccer Player Rapinoe Won’t Stop Speaking Out on Social Issues

Last year, after some players used the sport to protest against the country, the U.S. Women’s National soccer team added a rule requiring all players to stand for the playing of the national anthem. But, one of the players whose actions forced the rule by refusing to stand, Megan Rapinoe, is insisting that she won’t stop speaking out about social issues no matter what rules the team implements.

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As Anthem-Protesting Colin Kaepernick’s Free Agency Goes Nowhere, Sports Writer Searches for Answers

After spending half the season perpetrating an anti-American protest against the national anthem, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced his free agency. But, as many other players have been snapped up, Kaepernick has thus far gone ignored by the NFL. Now, sports writer Mike Freeman, searching for a reason for the player’s fall, ultimately decided that Kaepernick is being punished for “the crime of speaking his mind.”

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Anthem-Protesting Former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Ignored as Players Sign for Free Agency

San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the talk of the league this year with his anti-American protests against the national anthem. Kaepernick recently declared his free agency then announced he would end his refusal to stand for the national anthem. But, even with the league’s free agents being snapped up at a quickening pace, it appears that Kaepernick is being ignored, thus far going unsigned.

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NFL Viewership Never Recovered in the Era of the Colin Kaepernick Protest

The NFL’s TV ratings have fallen in nearly every demographic and across all regions thus far for the 2016/2017 season, a report finds. The ratings crash coincides with a season of Black Lives Matter protests against the United States during the playing of the national anthem, made ubiquitous by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.