While Colin “Kunta Kinte” Kaepernick runs around acting like Colin X, I’ve figured out what he’s really running from.
And it’s not his whiteness. Kaepernick runs from his lack of blackness.
Colin Kaepernick blew off his chance to impress NFL scouts on Saturday, and instead performed for the media at a racially charged alternative event.
The 32-year-old quarterback has long alleged that the league is blackballing him because he knelt during that national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality against African Americans. But after finally negotiating a tryout in front of 25 teams at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility, he canceled at the last minute.
His representatives cited the NFL’s demand that their client sign a liability waiver as the dealbreaker.
Kaepernick, 32, later showed up at an Atlanta area high school wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with “Kunta Kinte,” the name of a fictional American slave made famous by the 1977 “Roots” TV miniseries.
Kaepernick doesn’t care about black people.
In his most recent publicity stunt, Colin X claimed there would be no transparency in his effort to return to football. So he dissed the NFL’s tryouts for him, and set up his own tryouts at another location. Because at Location 2, Kaepernick could claim he was ready to play.
Obviously, since no NFL scouts would see him, he could claim whatever he wanted…