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Colin Kaepernick Has Been Denied a Job for 889 Days; Posts Video Showing He's Still Ready If an NFL Team Calls

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On Wednesday, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (you know, the guy that’s better than half of the starting quarterbacks in the NFL and way better than the benchwarmers) cleared any doubt that he’s not ready should an NFL team call.

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Kaepernick, who has not played an NFL game since 2016, posted a video to Twitter and Instagram showing the fully afroed protester of fuckshit in the gym working out.

He noted that he’s been doing this five days a week for three years and he’s “still ready.”

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ESPN reports that the day counter that starts the video is from the Twitter account @KapWatch, which points out that the football star-turned-activist has been “denied work for 889 days.”

Kaepernick’s been a free agent since March 2017 when he opted out of his contract with the 49ers. NFL owners and coaches have performed twists and turns that would make Simone Biles jealous in their reasonings as to why they won’t even bring the quarterback in for a workout.

From ESPN:

In October 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL under the collective bargaining agreement, alleging collusion against signing him to a contract. Both his grievance and that of current Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid were settled in February, with the Wall Street Journal reporting they would receive less than $10 million total.

Kaepernick drew national attention in 2016 when he knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the United States.

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And the NFL has proven that it is firmly in the Trump camp as it doesn’t want a player on the field with a brain bringing up real-life black problems. Kaepernick is ready; the question is, can the NFL stop being shortsighted and give the man a chance to prove himself?

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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wolfy1252
American soldier

 First of all he has never been the best second the guy looks like Osama bin laden’s son or whatever but enough with jokes why should he or any other sorry ass excuse for an ”American” football player who kneels during the National Anthem be able to play I agree with the freedom of speech and I agree there are black issues and I agree there are white and latino and Asian issues that’s the thing, there are issues everywhere in our communities. The truth is not told anymore, and parents are no longer parents and this country has lost it’s back bone. I’m not a trump supporter I agree with something’s he says and I disagree with things he does just like I do with every other human being i know, so do i feel bad that he hasn’t played for 3 years hell no I think all of them should be fired matter a fact I think the NFL should be shut down along with every sport in America until our military is paid more than some game and dont get me wrong I love sports but I dont believe that sports entertainment should be paid more than the men and women who die to keep this country safe and provide us freedom for idiots like him and all who do this I understand his idea and belief, but what he did is outright disrespect in my eyes he might as well burned a flagged but you know that’s me because If he did I hope he would have is ass kicked or worse I dont care until he gives a formal and sincere apology and promises to not do it anymore and donate 3/4 of his 1st season back, he shouldnt be allowed to do or be anything more than a janitor that’s all there is to like it or hate it but I exercise my freedom of speech for me, true Americans, and US OF AMERICA and its MILITARY and if you dont like the facts pack your shit and get out. FYI I’m mixed black and white and support the rebel flag but I’m also against racism and slavery. Also since you read this to here if your a liberal I hope your salty and pissed and if your someone who is all for colin I hope you some sense or get pissed either I'm good