Former San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick is having a hard time finding a new team after he was let go for his American Flag protest. While many teams don’t want him onboard because of his anti-American antics, others are worried that supporters of President Donald Trump would be upset by signing him up.
After being released from his 49ers contract, Kaepernick has been on the lookout as a Free Agent. According to an AFC General Manager in the Bleacher Report, some teams think he can’t play, some fear a Presidential Tweet and others just “Can’t stand what he did”.
According to the Daily Caller:
“He can still play at a high level,” the unnamed manager told the Bleacher Report. “The problem is three things are happening with him. First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent.” (RELATED: Kaepernick: The Flag Is Just A Piece Of Cloth)
“Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him,” he continued. “They think there might be protests of Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings. Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling during the anthem]. They want nothing to do with him.”