By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for three seasons now due to the league sadly blackballing him. He peacefully knelt during the national anthem in the 2016 season to protest the racism and police brutality that is frequent in America to this day. He had a workout in front of NFL teams in Atlanta in November but nobody gave him a call.
Nessa, Kaepernick’s girlfriend, one of his most vocal supporters and a Hot 97 radio personality, is now calling out the NFL.This is after they listed Kaepernick on NFL.com as “retired.” She reiterated that he is in fact not retired and that it’s the NFL’s fault that this is happening.
“The @NFL @nflcommish @NFLPA lying on their NFL website claiming @Kaepernick7 “retired.” Colin did NOT retire. You cowards blackballed him bc he peacefully protested against police brutality. He’s a Superbowl QB & should be playing bc his stats show that.”
Following the backlash, NFL.com finally listed Kaepernick as an unrestricted free agent. It’s sad that they had the audacity to try to make it seem that he was done with the league though.
Nessa is speaking all facts. Kaepernick is better than every single backup quarterback in the NFL right now and better than some starters as well. He made two consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances and a Super Bowl appearance in the 2012 season. No athlete should be punished for actively speaking out against racial injustices. Salute to Kaep for all the work he does in the communnity with his Know Your Rights Camp as well.
Follow Hip-HopVibe.com on Twitter and Instagram @HipHopVibe1.