You know it’s going to be a good day when typical leftwing shenanigans from a raging liberal like 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s cease to exist.
If you remember correctly, Kaepernick suddenly found himself in the national spotlight after deciding to join the Black Lives Matter movement by disrespecting his country and taking a knee while the National Anthem played.
The overwhelming majority of American football fans weren’t impressed with the act, which spread across the NFL and may have led to the poor ratings experienced by the league this season.
Well it seems we won’t be subjected to such displays of disrespect next season.
According to USA Today, Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest won’t carry over into next season, USA TODAY Sports confirmed Thursday.
Kaepernick, who is expected to opt out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, either sat or kneeled while The Star-Spangled Banner was played before Niners games last season, a protest meant to draw attention to racial inequality and police brutality. He will discontinue his public protest in 2017, wherever he plays next season, a person with knowledge of Kaepernick’s plans told USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero.
The person requested anonymity because Kaepernick has not yet made his decision public.
Hey, maybe we’ll all be able to finally get a break from the over-politicization of America for a few hours next season and just enjoy some good old fashioned, bone-crushing competition!
Everyone in America, thanks to the First Amendment, has the right to freely express themselves and the grievances they have against the government, so long as it’s lawful.
However, there are still standards of respect and decency that govern protests, and Kaepernick and his buddies violated those by taking a knee.
If this is a cause he truly believes in, then he can use his own time and money to make positive change in the country. And let the rest of us just enjoy the game.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]