Joe Rogan is, among other things, a color commentator for the popular UFC Fight Nights. Joe pulls no punches in torching Nike’s “professional influencer” Colin Kaepernick’s comparison of NFL recruiting to slavery.
That’s right. Slavery.
Well, liberal apologists say Kaepernick was only using “symbolism.” Of course, the NFL is 70% black and the minimum yearly paycheck is $660,000. But, according to Kaepernick, all but one of the owners are white, and the NFL is like a plantation where black players have no say in team operations and how they are treated when they stop performing.
After Kaepernick’s side-line antics and his so-so performance on the field, he was ceremoniously banished by the league. He and his teammate Eric Reid figured it was a great idea to kneel down and protest against racial injustice. President Trump and the National Football League were not amused as fans everywhere were disgusted by adulterating the nation’s favorite game with politics.
Once again, Kaepernick succeeds in missing the point, just as he consistently missed his receivers. Colin believes that he was banned from football because of his activism. The truth is that he wasn’t a good quarterback. If he had been a superstar, the 49ers in ultra-liberal San Francisco probably would have kept him on—like the LA Lakers put up with the radical statements of LeBron James.
Of course, Nike loves Colin Kaepernick. He adds liberal cred to a company that sells tons of shoes in China. But don’t expect Colin, LeBron James, the NBA or Nike to protest against civil rights and ethnic abuses in China—whose product market is about four times the U.S.