Colin Kaepernick is best known for being the guy who started kneeling during the Nation Anthem. He has been a polarizing figure for both the people who support what he did and the people who hate him for disrespecting the flag.
Most recently Nike signed him for an ad that they have been running during NFL football games. At first, it seemed that Nike regretted their decision as their stock began to drop. But the people who support the kneeling movement showed up in mass to buy Nike products and profits went through the roof.
Now it seems that there could be some new opportunities coming Kaepernick’s way. We’ll wait and see what the truth is.
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Colin Kaepernick hasn’t stepped foot on the gridiron since the 2016 season, a year after he rustled a fair amount of jimmies by sparking a movement when he decided to start kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality.
This decision kicked off quite the saga, as Kaepernick was unable to find a new home after opting out of his contract with the 49ers, which was kind of suspicious when you consider Blaine Gabbert is still somehow signed to an NFL roster.
Rumors began to fly that the quarterback had been blackballed from the league in a vast conspiracy that some people theorized stretched all the way to the President of the United States.
It took a while, but Kaepernick recently burst back onto the scene in a big way after Nike revealed he’d be the face of their 30th-anniversary ad campaign.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
People responded appropriately to the news and by that I mean they decided to burn Nike gear they’d already dropped money on in protest.
First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country. I chose country. Then @Nike forces me to choose between my favorite shoes and my country. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive? pic.twitter.com/4CVQdTHUH4
— Sean Clancy (@sclancy79) September 3, 2018
That’ll show ’em.
Shortly after the announcement, Nike dropped an ad that was seemingly designed to piss off his detractors even more.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 5, 2018
Kaepernick has also been busy fighting a court battle concerning the alleged collusion that’s kept him out of the league for so long, but if his lawyer is to be believed, it could only be a matter of time before he returns to the football field.
TMZ Sports also wrote:
Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady … on the same team???
That seems to be the suggestion coming from Colin’s attorney, Mark Geragos — who’s teasing to TMZ Sports that two NFL teams could be interested in signing the QB.
“I would just say, ‘Stay tuned’ … that next week there may be some news.”
Our guy pushed to get more information — and Geragos started dropping hints about the 2 teams.
The first clue obviously points to the Oakland Raiders.
“I’ll say this … if Al Davis was still alive.”
The interesting part of that comment — Al’s son, Mark Davis, took over the Raiders when his father passed away … and Mark recently told us he thought it was a good idea for Nike to sign Kaep.
The other clue was a little more abstruse, but he suggests Patriots owner Robert Kraft could be interested in Colin.
There’s more to the clip … Geragos also says Colin and his girlfriend, Nessa, are NOT boycotting the NFL. They’re watching games (they’re fans) and they’re supporting players like Kenny Stills.
Geragos also clears up some misinformation about Colin’s deal with Nike — confirming what TMZ Sports already told you … he is FOR SURE getting his own shoe as part of his deal with the Swoosh.
It remains to be seen if what Geragos is saying has any merit. It’s hard to believe that any team would sign a player who hasn’t set foot on a football field in 3 years.
It would make more sense to sign Tebow and get a real athlete who is ready to play right now.
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Megan Rapinoe: Our Soccer Team ‘Has Managed To Make People Proud Again’
Yesterday, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup championship team co-captain Megan Rapinoe credited her team with making “people proud again.” I could not disagree more. They disrespected the American flag by deliberately dropping it on the ground when they won and were very anti-American and anti-President Trump as well. I am deeply ashamed of them representing the U.S. in soccer and I think most Americans agree with that sentiment.
Rapinoe said, “I think the opportunity is in everyone’s exhaustion of the fighting and the negative, and our team has managed to make people proud again, to capture people’s interest, and make them want to do something. I think people are asking the question, how can we rally around this team? And in that, what the team stands for, whether it’s equal pay or racial equality or LGBTQ rights, I think we’ve just managed to give people hope, and with that, we need to do the next step, which is to actually take the progress step.”
The 34-year-old forward and co-captain of the team, who skyrocketed to national fame in recent weeks for her incredible performance in the world soccer championship as well as her outspoken opposition to President Trump, said Americans are tired of all the negativity. Yep, and it’s coming from her and her comrades.
From the HuffPost:
“Rapinoe, who is openly gay, has repeatedly accused the Trump administration of pushing policies that further threaten the rights of marginalized communities, such as LGBTQ people and immigrants. She made headlines last month when she told a reporter that she’s “not going to the fucking White House” if her team wins the World Cup.
“We’re not gonna be invited,” she added. “I doubt it.”
“Trump quickly fired back at Rapinoe on Twitter, claiming she should first “WIN” the World Cup before talking about a White House invitation. Her team subsequently beat the Netherlands 2-0 last Sunday to win the championship.
“Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team,” the president said.
“Rapinoe on Sunday called on her team’s fans to continue to take action on issues they’ve supported, including racial equality, LGBTQ rights, and equal pay.
EXCLUSIVE: World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe says the team has managed to make people proud again #MTP #IfItsSunday@mPinoe: "I think people are asking the question how can we rally around this team … whether it is equal pay, or racial equality or LGBTQ rights." pic.twitter.com/BsAnwj8ikA
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 14, 2019
“Asked if she’s considering a future run for political office, Rapinoe said she’s not sure she’s qualified to do so.
“There’s no qualifications for office these days,” host Chuck Todd told her.
“That’s true. Up to 44, I guess there was,” Rapinoe responded, an apparent jab at Trump’s total lack of political experience prior to becoming the 45th president of the United States.
“She continued: “You know what? I’m going to fight for equal pay every day, for myself, for my team and for every single person out there ― man, woman, immigrant, U.S. citizen, person of color, whatever it may be ― equal pay, as the great Serena Williams said, until I’m in my grave.”’
EXCLUSIVE: World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe says she will continue her fight for equal pay #MTP #IfItsSunday @mPinoe: "I am going to fight for equal pay, every day. For myself, for my team and for every single person … man, woman, immigrant, U.S. citizen, person of color" pic.twitter.com/YSTvYEMdrB
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 14, 2019
What Rapinoe misses is that no one cares if she’s gay and she’s ruining the sport for everyone out there. She obviously loves identity leftist politics more than her country. Frankly, she should just stay in Europe where she is far more at home.
And she is definitely not qualified for political office. We don’t need drama queens and grandstanding narcissists… we need those that love America, know what she stands for, and don’t malign her at every opportunity. That is definitely not Rapinoe.
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U.S. Women’s Soccer Fans Chant ‘F*** Trump’ As Fox Cameras Roll Live – WATCH
So un-American I can hardly stand it. On Sunday, during a live segment on Fox News, Democratic supporters of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team chanted “f*** Trump” and bashed “racist” President Trump following the women’s World Cup victory in France. Why Fox aired it is beyond me. It’s inexcusable and just turned me off soccer forever.
“F*** Trump,” cheering Americans at a French bar chanted at the beginning of a live newscast. This follows one of the women dropping the American flag on the ground between her legs after the American team won. “Now we need to win in 2020! Democrats!” screamed a man wearing an American flag-style hat, later yelling, “Get that racist out of the White House!”
“Democrats! U.S.A. Democrats!” another cheering woman shouted.
Here’s a thought… if you hate America so much then stay in Europe. I’m sure a GoFundMe account would help you with that.
Correspondent Greg Palkot was caught off guard by the refrain, first saying, “Listen to what…” before trailing off as he realized the phrase was too vulgar for television. “They are very happy,” stated Fox News reporter Greg Palkot. “It’s a bit of a political thing, too, as you can see.” Yes, and out of respect for the president and America, in general, it should not have been aired.
The thing is that Palkot kept going even when he realized what was happening. As a veteran journalist, he should know better. It’s inexcusable that Fox News aired that segment in my opinion.
Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2019
From The Daily Wire:
“The women’s national team has become overtly political, particularly with respect to forward Megan Rapinoe. The star athlete protested the national anthem during the World Cup — refusing to put her hand over heart during “The Star-Spangled Banner” — as an apparent “F you” to President Trump and his administration. Rapinoe, who fashions herself a “walking protest” because of her status as a gay woman, also made waves when she told the media that there is no way she’d be going to the “f***ing White House” if invited by the president.
“The team has protested an alleged gender wage gap in the sport, though the men actually get paid a lower percentage of their generated revenue than the women’s players. Following the U.S. win, the stadium crowd started an “equal pay” chant.
Congratulations to 2019 Women’s World Cup Champions @TeamUSA! ⚽️🇺🇸
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 7, 2019
“As highlighted by The Blaze, Irish outlet JOE.co.uk caught up with the left-wing Americans ripping the leader of the free world post-World Cup.
“The fan who started the “F*** Trump” chant told JOE, “Right now I’m very embarrassed to be American.”
“I mean, I think our team really represents what America is about,” he said. “So we have diversity racially, we have an LGBTQ population represented, and that’s what Americans get behind.”
“So, I think Trump is really the old guard and it’s kind of the last grasp for them to keep power. But power should be divided amongst everyone,” the man continued.
Crowd of Women's World Cup watchers starts yelling "F*ck Trump" during a Fox News broadcast pic.twitter.com/OXiHNBAvaQ
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) July 7, 2019
“He also described Rapinoe’s national anthem protest as brave, saying it was “definitely a risk taking a political stance” that could “alienate some fans.”
“Hopefully in 2020 there’ll be a different story, because right now, I’m very embarrassed to be American,” he added. “It’s time for people in our country to stop believing all these lies. It’s really depressing that there are those that are so uneducated that they’ll believe everything he says.”
“Trump, who has said Rapinoe’s anthem protest was inappropriate, congratulated the women’s team following their win.
"Right now I'm very embarrassed to be an American."
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) July 7, 2019
“Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup!” Trump wrote. “Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!”
“First Lady Melanie Trump did, as well.
“Congratulations to 2019 Women’s World Cup Champions,” she tweeted.”
Fox News did a live shot from a sports bar in Frace where the US fans started chanting "Fuck Trump" pic.twitter.com/ZTHyFBOYR5
— jordan (@JordanUhl) July 7, 2019
Fox News is not what it used to be by any means and this shows it. There is a definite anti-Trump bent coming into being over there which is a shame because the network was the last fairly safe haven for conservative viewership.
It’s athletes like Megan Rapinoe and her comrades that are ruining sports for all Americans these days. We don’t care if you are gay – get over yourselves and start acting like Americans and not euro-weenies.
The coaches could put an end to this but instead, support this disgraceful behavior. The French can have the whole wretched team as far as I’m concerned. They deserve each other.
Never forget the countless times @mPinoe suited up for the @USWNT and knelt for the National Anthem… she doesn’t deserve the captains band today. She doesn’t even deserve to be on this team. pic.twitter.com/ecTniRZZ2M
— Chris Bessenger (@chris_bessenger) July 7, 2019
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