September 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm #23222VitalogyParticipant
A research firm that asks Americans whether they dislike various athletes has found that Colin Kaepernick is now the most-disliked player in the NFL.
Kaepernick, who led the movement to sit out the national anthem, is “disliked a lot” by 29 percent of Americans polled last week.
The last time the poll was taken, two years ago, only 6 percent of Americans disliked Kaepernick a lot. So it’s safe to say the majority of Americans who dislike Kaepernick dislike him because of his anthem protest.
The jump in Kaepernick’s unpopularity comes entirely from whites: In the poll two years ago, 7 percent of whites disliked Kaepernick a lot; now 37 percent of whites dislike Kaepernick a lot. Two years ago 3 percent of African-Americans disliked Kaepernick a lot; now 2 percent of African-Americans dislike Kaepernick a lot.
Racist white people can’t stand when a black man exercises is first amendment rights. No other way to explain the increase in hate.September 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm #23224proud2baconservativeSpectator
I give you credit for your ability to see racism in just about anything.
So how do we sort this one out? His own mom doesn’t like what he’s doing. But she’s white, so she must be racist against her own son…
Why people are angry with him is that he’s making a spectacle of himself in a venue that’s not political but is meant to be entertainment.
Let him use his fame to play politics outside of the arena.
It sucks when people of any color preach their politics of any kind on the stage in front of a captive audience who came there to be entertained.September 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm #23228VitalogyParticipant
It appears only WHITE people are angry. Why do you think that is?September 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm #23229Andy BrownParticipant
Chip Kelly stepped up to defend him.
“I think it’s an issue — you look at what’s gone on in Tulsa and Charlotte the last two nights — it’s an issue that’s at the forefront of our country and it needs to be addressed and needs to be taken care of because what’s going on is not right,” Kelly said. “I think, again, he’s shedding light on a situation that is heinous and shouldn’t happen in this country. We all have inalienable rights as a citizen of this country and they’re being violated, and that’s what I think Colin is standing up for.”
Well Baconator, you’ve really done yourself a disservice on this one. You wrote:
“Why people are angry with him is that he’s making a spectacle of himself in a venue that’s not political but is meant to be entertainment.”
He’s not making a spectacle of himself, he’s making a spectacle of racism in America. As far as the football stadium not being a venue that’s not political, that’s another major faux pas on your part. Major athletics (both college and professional) are definitely political. Sports diplomacy describes the use of sport as a means to influence diplomatic, social, and political relations. Sports diplomacy may transcend cultural differences and bring people together. The use of sports and politics has had both positive and negative implications over history. Here’s ten quick examples but there are many more:
So here we are again having to take you task for blurting out more falsehoods about a topic that you have no clue about.
You also said “Let him use his fame to play politics outside of the arena.” The gridiron is his arena. The stadium is his stage. When musicians mention inbetween songs to support a cause they believe in, they are reaching out to their constituency to raise awareness and garner support. It is no different when an athlete makes a statement on the field.
Personally, this story is just way over covered. This occurrence is nothing new but in this election year and amidst the racial tensions of this decade, of which you have zero understanding, the media is playing it up.
You continue to inject your ill preparedness and prejudices into every new thread but continue to display a lackluster understanding of just about everything.
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