Back in March, Colin Kaepernick decided to void his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, and he’s continued to make headlines ever since.
After he began taking a knee during the national anthem, the football player sparked many conversations about police brutality and race relations in America. Unfortunately, that has resulted in what some may say the NFL blackballing Kaepernick for taking a stance.
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Recently, the Seahawk’s defensive Michael Bennett shared his views of the unfair treatment of fellow ball player Kaepernick:
“I think the league is built on middle America, and most of the middle of America is predominantly a white crowd,” said Bennett, according to ESPN.com’s Sheil Kapadia. “That’s just the truth of it. I think race is not something that the NFL wants to be a part of or get behind. But the league is predominantly African American.”
During a press conference at the Seahawk’s minicamp, Bennett also showed his support for Kaepernick by wearing an “I know my rights” t-shirt.
Although the league won’t admit it, Bennett feels the reason why Kaepernick isn’t signed yet, is because no one in sports wants to seriously discuss race and politics.