Everyone knows Colin Kaepernick committed career suicide with his so-called protest against police brutality.
Despite many desperate pleas, and frivolous lawsuits, Kaepernick hasn’t played football since. So I can’t help but wonder why any athlete would intentionally follow in his footsteps.
Still, that’s exactly what one US Women’s Soccer player decided to do. Well, sort of. When Kaepernick first opted to just sit there as the rest of the 49ers paid their respects during the national anthem, I’m pretty sure he thought he kicked off a brilliant publicity stunt. It took three weeks for anyone to notice the quarterback’s blatant disregard for the tine-honored tradition.
Once the media noticed Kaepernick’s ridiculous stunt, the outrage exploded. Then, Kaepernick started kneeling instead of sitting on the bench. As if that was some great compromise. Subsequently, athletic franchises across the nation experienced the fall-out of Kaepernick’s “protest.” Fellow NFL players, basketball players, and other various teams found themselves in a predicament as their athletes chose to side with Kaepernick, including a prominent women’s soccer player.
It didn’t take long for the NFL to turn their backs on the spoiled brat who grew up privileged and tried to pretend he understands life in the inner-cities.
After the tumultuous season of kneeling, the 49ers cut Kaepernick loose. But the cocky quarterback felt certain another team would soon snatch him up. Boy was he wrong. His planned publicity stunt succeeded in garnering tons of media attention. However, it also turned Kaepernick into the monster- the kind we keep hidden in a far away closet never to be seen again. So why in the word would another athlete try to follow Kaepernick’s lead?
Meet Megan Rapinoe
Rapinoe is a stand-out player in the world of women’s soccer. In September, 2016, the media coverage surrounding Rapinoe shifted from admiration of her soccer skills to abomination of her political stance. And the soccer league wasn’t too thrilled to have a Kaepernick on their hands.
The NFL lost millions when players started kneeling. The entire season faced boycotting. Thus, the soccer league knew they needed to distance themselves from Rapinoe’s choices.
U.S. Soccer was displeased. After the USWNT’s match against Thailand concluded, the federation released this statement to ESPN and it was broadcast on air during the postgame show.
“Representing your country is a privilege and honor for any player or coach associated with U.S. Soccer’s National Teams. Therefore, our national anthem has particular significance for U.S. Soccer. In front of national and often global audiences, the playing of our national anthem is an opportunity for our Men’s and Women’s National Team players and coaches to reflect upon the liberties and freedom we all appreciate in this country. As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the national anthem is played.”
U.S. Soccer is well within its rights to have a policy like this. The first amendment rights of Rapinoe and her teammates do not extend into their jobs and her employer can discipline her or terminate her employment if they feel she’s brought their organization into disrepute. They might feel like they’re in danger of losing revenue because of Rapinoe’s protest and want to protect against that.
Rebel Without a Cause
Rapinoe can pretend her protest aims to bring social justice issues to light. But she can’t even keep her story straight.
According to the Gateway Pundit:
Radical leftist Megan Rapinoe started kneeling during the national anthem back in 2016. She said it was a protest against white supremacy and in support of black lives matter movement. Rapinoe later said it was a protest against the treatment of gays in the US.
(She should try Iran!)
But today she says her protesting during the anthem is her f*** you to Trump and all of his racism.
So which is it? Does Rapinoe want to protest white supremacy? Is she defending #BlackLivesMatter? Or is this a #GayPride issue? Megan flip-flops ever time she’s asked. And I believe Rapinoe latches on to the hot topic of the day in order to remain relevant.
In fact, she recently made headlines again with her comments regarding a White House invitation.
— Eight by Eight (@8by8mag) June 25, 2019
And you can bet Trump weighed in:
Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House,’ he continued. ‘I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!’
Now, we can proudly say our women’s team has a victory to celebrate. But it’s tainted by the bad attitude of their super-liberal. However, while leftists like Kaepernick and Rapinoe cry racism against Trump, the President is busy lifting up the black community in ways democrats repeatedly failed to do. The truth is clear. Liberals do a lot of talking, but Trump takes action.