the Protests en masse on the part of the american states, but their case was tried speaking a few years ago by one of the then biggest stars in the world of american topsport, namely Colin Kaepernick.
His protests has been given new life after the George Floyd's death.
the Quarterback, who in 2012 the first San Francisco 49'ers in the Super Bowl, in 2016, the world-renowned to start a silent protest. He knelt during the playing of 'The Star Spangled Banner' to put focus on police brutality and racial inequality, which actually went very quiet to begin with. A few had joined the Kapernicks protest.
So, president Donald Trump fut under the boilers, when he asked the NFL clubs take care of the matter: the Kneeling players should be fired.
- It changed everything, Kaepernick had not got the contract, and the players ' protests were usually outside of the track. But the following Sunday and knelt down and hundreds of players, and there was a war against the president, writes Joe Lockhart, who at the time was the vice president of the NFL organization.
In his column at CNN, he tells how he Kaepernicks case was the hardest to deal with. And there was otherwise enough of the scandals, which required balance on a knife edge.
The kneeling protest started in 2016, but got really fat in 2017, when the Trump condemned the offence. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Ritzau Scanpix
the NFL tried to persuade the team owners to consider to get Kaepernick back in the league. He was clearly good enough to get a contract, maybe not as one of the 32 starting quarterbacks, but in any case as a reserve.
But the risk would no run.
Lockhart was believed at the time that they had done a good job to get him back.
- I was wrong. I believe that teams made a mistake by not giving him a contract. When I look at what is happening in Minnesota, I realize how horribly mistake we took.
Colin Kaepernick struggling on. Photo: Andrew Kelly/Ritzau Scanpix
The top leader in the league, Roger Goddell, tried to get him back, but for the owners, there was an overriding concern, and it was about the economy.
Lockhart says that he spoke with one of the teams, which estimated that they would lose a fifth of their sæsonkortholdere, if they did Kaepernick.
the League had a big image problem because of the case, but no owner would take the chance.
They would, however, like to donate millions to put the focus on the raceproblemerne in the country ...
- Colin Kapernick became the symbol of all that black men get a different treatment than white men in the UNITED states.
- the Symbol of racial injustice was reinforced every day Kaepernick sat outside for footballes the world. It might have resembled a good business decision, that clubs are not servants to him, and it was certainly not illegal, but it was wrong, writes Lockhart, before he directly calls on the Parties in the NFL team, the Vikings, to write the contract with the former top-player, who today is 32 years old.
I hope they do it. It would be the right thing to do. It is something like the city - and the entire UNITED states - have needs right now.
Kaepernick in the famous Nike commercial. Photo: Handout/Ritzau Scanpix
the NFL and especially the San Francisco 49'ers are in these days bestormet on social media when they are trying to tell about the initiatives they take, which supports the protests.
- Save us your bullshit, wrote the player Kenny Stills directly to the NFL's lookup.
the Photos of Kaepernick, flowing forth in the threads, and the hypocrisy being exhibited.
Kaepernick has created a fund to help pay for lawyers, as the protesters might need.
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