Last month, we reported that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick turned on America when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game.
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.”
Now, these race-baiting protests have come back to bite the NFL in a big way.
A bombshell new Rasmussen poll found that 32% of adults that were surveyed said that they have stopped watching NFL games because of the race-baiting protests. In contrast, only a measly 13% said they were more likely to watch NFL games due to the protests.
This comes as the NFL has seen their television ratings plummet since this season began. Breitbart reported that ratings dropped 18% for this week’s Sunday game from this same week last year. The ratings for Monday Night Football have been even worse, with them being down 38% from this same week last year.
Kaepernick’s reputation has also taken a major hit, with many calling him the most hated player in the NFL. Despite this, he has continued to run his mouth about race and the upcoming presidential election.
“He always says, ‘Make America great again,’” Kaepernick said about Donald Trump. “Well, America has never been great for people of color and that’s something that needs to be addressed. Let’s make America great for the first time.”
If the NFL wants people to start watching football again, they need to make it clear that race-baiting behavior against our flag will NOT be tolerated. SHARE this story if you think Colin Kaepernick should be BANNED from the NFL!