The sports media, but really the media as a whole, have been waging a crusade on America on behalf of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick being the miserable quarterback who kneeled in protest of each pregame national anthem last season, because, you know, America is a horrible place. Last week on Fox Sports' Undisputed, hosts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless once again spewed their ignorance:
SHARPE: But if it’s a cause that we don’t like, Skip, so what does that tell ‘em; we’re not gonna like the person that’s fighting for that cause. Skip, if I don’t like an actor, I’m not going to see any movies that actor is in; I don’t care what grade they give it. And that’s how they look at Colin Kaepernick; forget the cause.
BAYLESS: True; that’s a good analogy. That is true. In the end, they can’t get past “he disrespected the flag.”
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Yeah, no big deal. He just disrespected the flag that represents the country that countless people have died for and has given us, especially Kaepernick and these two loser hosts, the opportunity to flourish. Why can't we just get past that?
SHARPE: Yes. That’s their hang-up Skip. Yeah it might be a worthy cause; deep down I think they know it’s a worthy cause.
We're just hung up on our privilege I guess. But deep down we know we are all racist and Kaepernick is a hero. That's why owners won't sign him. Not because he is worthless as a starting quarterback.
BAYLESS: You know what? I can’t say. I’m playing armchair shrink here; I think most people, most white people, deep down they know he’s right. Deep down they know that Colin Kaepernick stood for something he should have stood for, and that he had national impact that needed to be had at that moment. He created dialogue; he opened eyes and ears to a growing conflict between white policemen and unarmed black men and women that needed to be addressed. And I would like to believe, I can’t prove this, I believe it had positive impact. It made a lot of police forces more aware of, “Man we’ve got internal issues going on here, right?”
Yep. Because trashing the greatest and most just country in the world is a great cause. Just swell really. What a joke. As if white cops are just going around shooting unarmed black people.
SHARPE: Yeah, so to keep them from talking about the cause, “Oh, you disrespect the flag.” Well, I don’t care you disrespected the flag. What about all those guys who fought and lost their life fighting for that flag? But they’re fighting for the very freedom that Colin Kaepernick chose: the freedom of protest.
You have got to be kidding me. Remember, most members of the armed services vote Republican and an even greater majority of those in combat roles do so. Nobody is arguing that Kaepernick doesn't have the right to do stupid and horrible things. We just won't support it. Maybe you can take that logic and apply it to Christian bakers?
Bayless: But people can’t see that; they can’t get past it. I’m talkin’ mostly white people …
Ugh. White people, the worst. Am I right?
Shannon Sharpe is the same guy who said, "The hardest job in America is being black." Okay, so can we switch places? I would love to be a hall of fame football player with millions in the bank and an easy job.
On Tuesday, Bayless argued: “If the black players would unite, and say, ‘We will not play Game 1 this year,’ I promise you, it would have an impact and would get something done.” Sorry Skip, maybe you haven't heard, but NFL viewership is declining because Americans are offended by the disrespect shown towards our nation. Talk about living in a bubble.
The truth is, Colin Kaepernick just isn't a good NFL quarterback, yet he wants starting quarterback money. And why is he demanding starting money when he is a crap quarterback? Because he wants to claim that he is being blackballed and act as a martyr. He has, in fact, been offered a contract by at least one team. Sharpe also claimed that the Miami Dolphins should have signed Kaepernick. Let me rephrase that: The Miami Dolphins with a huge Cuban fanbase should have signed the Fidel Castro loving Kaepernick. They literally booed him last season.