Yet another citizen of America has been awarded for their mediocrity and bad behavior.
The 49ers announced their team awards last Friday afternoon and Colin Kaepernick was the recipient of the Len Eshmont Award. This award is given to the 49er who “best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team.”
Let’s talk a moment about the 49ers and how they’ve done this year under the leadership of Kaepernick. The 49ers ended the 2016 season 2-14. This means they have only won 2 games this season…and one of those wins had nothing to do with Kaepernick.
He sat out most of the 2015 season and made noise about wanting to be traded before he was announced as the starting quarterback for the 2016 season.
Does this sound like someone who exemplifies inspirational and courageous play? Someone who didn’t even want to be a member of the team a few months ago? A quarterback who has only won ONE GAME all season?
Sounds like someone who should be looking for a new team this Spring to me…
So, why did Colin Kaepernick received this award?
What did he do that was so inspirational?
Plain and simple, he insulted millions of Americans by refusing to stand at attention for our national anthem and our flag.
I agree that he has a right to be an idiot. Freedom of speech is granted to both intelligent Americans and jackasses alike.
Colin later went on to explain his actions by saying
“People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust.”
When have you attended a city council meeting or tried to find out what’s going on in your local community? Have you ever taken the time to ride along with a police officer for a day, or even an afternoon?
Oh wait that’s right…you don’t have time…you didn’t even vote in last year’s presidential election!
“I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country.”
Doesn’t look like it to us Colin…
It’s just another case of a celebrity using their status to promote ignorance in this country. Recently, he’s taken his protests another step further by making statements that clearly mock our police force.
Why take the time and effort to make change happen when you can have a bunch of ignorant fans do it for you?
Shame on you Colin and shame on your teammates and NFL as a whole!
Frankly, I’m not surprised that the NFL ratings have dropped almost 25% from last year.
Football is what every red blooded American loves to be a part of…the same Americans that believe in our great country, and mourn the sacrifice of the soldiers and their families that have worked so hard to allow us our freedom.
The very same red blooded Americas who rose up out of the fields and voted for Trump.
It’s time to stop applauding mediocrity and bad behavior.
It’s time to stop allowing those with the most viewers and highest celebrity status to send manipulated and inaccurate messages to thousands.
Colin Kaepernick is not inspirational, he’s a whiny brat, who tried this stunt to take away notice from the fact that he sucks at his job.
It’s fine to disagree and peacefully protest. Our nation DOES have areas we need to work on but, to show disrespect to our country rather than put in the hard work to fix it…
Well, it’s as pathetic as a 2-14 football season.