Earlier this month, we reported that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had made headlines when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game. Within 24 hours, fans were burning his jersey to let him know that what he did was wrong.
Kaepernick tried to defend his shameful show of disrespect by race-baiting.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said of his protest. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Since then, Kaepernick’s protests have been spreading throughout the NFL like wildfire. Now, however, they’ve come back to bite when race-baiting NFL player in a big way.
Western Journalism reported that the Indianapolis Colts released former pro-bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie this week after he joined Kaepernick in protesting the national anthem. Cromartie had been in the NFL for 11 years, but he was let go following a disappointing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London this past Sunday.
This came after Cromartie explained his reasons for joining Kaepernick’s protest to the Indianapolis Star.
“Everyone wants to say all lives matter, but until black lives start to matter, all lives don’t matter,” he said. “That’s what people need to start looking at. When you take a knee, you’re talking about everything that goes on in this country.”
Since Cromartie had only just joined the Colts two months ago, many believe his release was related to his protest of the anthem. He signed a one-year, $3 million contract with Indianapolis in August, but only $250,000 of that was guaranteed and $500,000 more was based on incentives.
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