Last month, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game. Within 24 hours, fans were burning his jersey to let him know that what he did was wrong.
Kaepernick tried to defend his shameful show of disrespect by race-baiting.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said of his protest. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Since then, Kaepernick’s protests have spread through the football world like wildfire, and now they’ve come back to bite one race-baiting player in a big way.
According to American News, the Indianapolis Colts fired pro-bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie immediately after he joined Kaepernick’s protest. Cromartie had played in the NFL for 11 years.
“Everyone wants to say all lives matter, but until black lives start to matter, all lives don’t matter,” he said when he joined the protest. “That’s what people need to start looking at. When you take a knee, you’re talking about everything that goes on in this country.”
Since Cromartie had only joined the Colts two months ago, it’s clear his release had a lot to do with his race-baiting protest. He signed a $3 million contract with the team in the summer, but only $250,000 of that was guaranteed.
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