Colin Kaepernick elected to 2016 start to sit down when the national anthem was played ahead of matches. The american football player, wanted to draw attention to and protest against the police's excessive use of force against dark-skinned americans.
After that, his career ended. No team in the NFL wanted him.
During the week, large protests have taken place in the united states. Among other things, a police station set on fire, and the demonstrations have led to a state of emergency and a curfew in the city. The background to the protests, the violent death of a 46-year-old George, He had to undergo a knee pressed to his throat by police officer Derek Chauvin.
the Event has also received the White house's former press secretary, Joe Lockhart, to talk about the incident. He is now a political analyst for CNN, and thought back to when he was a vice president and spokesman for the NFL. He was unable to cope with the situation that arose when Colin Kapernick set out in the national anthem.
”Then our organization is totally absorbed by the case of Colin Kaepernick. None of the teams wanted a player, not even someone as talented as Kaepernick when they think of him as a controversial and bad for their business”, says Joe Lockhart.
Joe Lockhart acknowledges: ”it had incredible errors,”
Lockhart also wrote about how they tried to engage in dialogue with the clubs in order that they might change their minds and the acquisition of Kaepernick. Despite the fact that he did not receive any re-contract, was in Lockhart, pleased, and thought that the league had done everything in his power for him.
”I was wrong”, said Lockhart.
”I think the law got it wrong, which is not sajnade him. And when I see what's going on in Minnesota, I know how incredibly wrong we were.”
Joe Lockhart will continue later in his column:
”I'm a product of white privilege and all that comes with it. I've never been stopped by the police or harassed, or arrested on the basis of my skin color. I can't see how it makes you feel. However, during the course of my time in the league, the NFL, ed), I was trained.”
Lockhart thinks that now would be a perfect opportunity for the Minnesota Vikings to provide Colin Kaepernick with a contract. The situation in the netherlands provides them with a unique opportunity to demonstrate that they are up to the mörkhyades rights in the united states.
”It's not going to solve the problem of police violence against black people. However, there will be recognition of the problem that Kaepernick is so strongly raised, and may be able to show that courage can be no real progress can be made.”
”We have to defend our right to the freedom fighters”
Also, In the Caepernick himself has been involved in the protests against the police, George Floyd of death in the united states. Kaepernick has inträttat a fund to pay the legal fees for protesters in the city, writes CBS News.
on Friday, announced that he, his campaign, ”Know Your Rights”, to accept donations and to work with the Minneapolis best lawyers in order to help the protesters.
”When you are fighting for the freedom of the will there is always revenge. We need to defend our right to the freedom fighters. We started out as a defense initiatives, in order to provide him with legal representation, to freedom-fighters in Minneapolis,” wrote Kaepernick on Twitter.
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