Colin Kaepernick doesn’t say much, publicly. However, he does tweet a lot. And on Tuesday, the former NFL player who protested his way out of the league, used his Twitter account to retweet an angry post about “Progressive Bay Area NFL teams” opening their arms to players who support President Trump and use the n-word.
What started it all, was a tweet from NFL columnist Mike Freeman lamenting that a player like Richie Incognito, who once used the n-word when addressing a teammate, could get signed by the Oakland Raiders. Yet, Colin Kaepernick can’t get a job anywhere.
@Kaepernick7 can’t get a job but this guy can.
Raiders Sign Richie Incognito: Free-agent guard agrees to 1-year deal with Oakland, last played for Bills in 2017 (Rapoport)https://t.co/22GCW9ZWse
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) May 28, 2019
That tweet was then captioned by a Twitter user called LEFT, PhD. Who not only brought up Incognito’s infamous 2013 incident involving use of the n-word. But he also called Trump-supporting defensive lineman and 49ers 1st round draft pick Nick Bosa, a “MAGA maggot.”
The “Progressive” Bay Area NFL teams have opened their arms to MAGA maggot Nick Bosa and Richie “I openly call teammates N*gger” Incognito.
Meanwhile Kaepernick’s Blackballing from the NFL (during the PRIME of his) was for the “crime” of wanting Black folks to stay alive. https://t.co/sfEgiFIKpf
— L E F T, PhD (@LeftSentThis) May 28, 2019
That tweet, was then retweeted by Kaepernick.
“Kaepernick, 31, hasn’t played in three straight seasons, and reached a confidential settlement — reportedly worth less than $10 million — with the NFL in February for being allegedly blackballed by the league’s owners,” the New York Post reports.
One would assume Kaepernick’s retweet wouldn’t violate the terms of his buyout. Though, it’s interesting that he would choose to retweet this. Bosa, who once referred to Kaepernick as a “clown,” has gone out of his way to avoid any political statements. Going so far as to delete all of his political tweets. He was drafted 2nd overall by the 9ers because he was the best defensive player in the draft. Not because San Francisco wanted a Trump supporter. Had Kaepernick played well in his final years in San Francisco he’d still have a job there. Despite the fact that his politics are completely opposite of Bosa’s.
As far as Incognito, who knows why the Raiders did that? However, Vontaze Burfict, who is black, is also on that team. So, say whatever you will about the Raiders signing violent players with questionable decision-making skills. At least they’re an equal opportunity employer when it comes to signing players of questionable character.
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