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Colin Kaepernick Claims His 6-Yr Absence Proves NFL Not Woke Sufficient

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images In a new interview, former NFL second-string quarterback and national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick said that without him, the league still isn’t woke enough and hasn’t changed since he last played pro football in 2017. Speaking to NPR’s Juana Summers, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback said that there had been

Colin Kaepernick Claims His 6-Yr Absence Proves NFL Not Woke Sufficient

Colin Kaepernick
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In a brand new interview, former NFL second-string quarterback and nationwide anthem protester Colin Kaepernick mentioned that with out him, the league nonetheless isn’t woke sufficient and hasn’t modified since he final performed professional soccer in 2017.

Chatting with NPR’s Juana Summers, the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback said that there had been no “substantial change” for the higher to advance his pet social points although the league has thrown greater than $300 million at neighborhood teams, left-wing anti-cop organizations, and different teams that help the very same points that Kaepernick pushes along with his numerous charitable efforts and political activism, in keeping with Fox Information.

Colin Kaepernick participates in a throwing exhibition during half time of the Michigan spring football game at Michigan Stadium on April 2, 2022 in...

Colin Kaepernick participates in a throwing exhibition throughout halftime of the Michigan spring soccer sport at Michigan Stadium on April 2, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Jaime Crawford/Getty Photos)

“I haven’t seen any substantial change,” Kaepernick instructed Summers.

He then hinted that his absence from the NFL has had one thing to do with that lack of “change.”

“I feel there may be lots of work to do on that entrance. Clearly, not enjoying and being out of the NFL for six years is an indictment on the place they’re at present at. So I wouldn’t put them on the forefront of goodwill and better of intentions in how they function,” he mentioned.

Summers additionally requested if leaving the NFL in 2017 was an opportunity for him to do one thing better than soccer.

Kaepernick, although, mentioned he might simply have performed each.

“No. I feel there’s this concept on the market that these are mutually unique, and I don’t subscribe to that,” Kaepernick replied. “So I feel persons are multifaceted and multitalented. And finally, that’s one thing that – we wish to make it possible for message is being despatched as effectively. We’ve got the chance to maneuver ahead and never be pigeonholed into singular parts of ourselves.”

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Colin Kaepernick arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix's

Colin Kaepernick arrives on the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix’s “Colin In Black And White” on the Academy Museum of Movement Footage on October 28, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/WireImage,)

Since leaving the NFL, Kaepernick has repeatedly attacked the league as not woke sufficient. Certainly, in 2022, he even accused the NFL of appearing like “slave masters” in how they deal with gamers.

Nonetheless, he was given a tailored provide to return to the league in 2019 when the NFL supplied him a private exercise that each one workforce recruiters have been to attend to think about signing him. However as a substitute of attending the specifically organized exercise occasion, Kaepernick ditched it after which held his personal exercise, making a media circus.

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