As Kaepernick is now a free agent, it is turning out that no teams want to sign him on account of his public voicing of his political views, which ended up in a media spectacle as the football star decided to boycott the national anthem by taking a knee.
With the NFL signing other players at ridiculously high and quick rates, Kaepernick is left on the side lines, finding that his anti-American protests might have cost him his football career. Fox news reports have revealed that “70 percent” of NFL managers hate Kaepernick, with most people in the sports industry finding it is no place for political circuses.
Breitbart also states:
Kaepernick became the subject of both praise and condemnation last season with his anti-American protests, by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem at the start of each game. After the season, the quarterback declared his free agency but with the announcement also announced an abrupt end to his refusal to stand for the anthem. But, with the league’s free agents signing to teams at a quickening pace, Kaepernick has thus far gone unsigned.
Only last week, Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman took a look at Kaepernick’s inability to find a new team and noted that many executives don’t want his type of disruption in their locker rooms.
Over the weekend, a Fox News article revealed that “70 percent of NFL managers genuinely hate” Colin Kaepernick. Many reasons have been listed. Some analysts criticize Kaepernick’s throwing accuracy, others think he isn’t much of a team player because he is a moody loner, and still others say he seems out of his depth when asked to learn new plays and plans.
Rumors circled early in the season that Kaepernick only began his protests to raise his profile as a race activist to head off being traded by the 49ers. This rumor charged that Kaepernick meant use his activism as a weapon against the team, so that in case they tried to trade him he could claim racism.
And in that vein, it appears that some in the media fell right into line with that tactic.
TV One host and former CNN personality Roland Martin is a case in point. Martin made just that very charge in a March 17 tweet.