Former NFL defender and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick likened the NFL Combine process to a slave auction in the Netflix documentary series describing his life experiences.
In the series Colin in black and white, of which Kaepernick recounts, the former 49er appears in a scene where he talks about potential NFL customers “popping, stabbing, and checking” because of mistakes before the NFL draft. Players in the “combo” then leave the NFL field and enter a slave auction in the mid-1800s, where white landowners inspect slaves for purchase.
In the scene, Kaepernick says that this is how “they” establish the “dynamics of power”. The scene concludes with an NFL coach and a slave auctioneer shaking hands in the background of bound slaves, in an attempt to establish a generational connection between the process of selecting professional athletes and slavery.
Colin Kaepernick compares the combination of the NFL, which gives all players of all races the voluntary opportunity to become multimillionaires, to slavery. Anyone who still defends this imbecile does not have a functional brain. pic.twitter.com/rMaKi7c6xh
– Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 30, 2021
Of course, there are some not-so-subtle differences between NFL and slavery. You know, things like NFL players selection be part of the aggregation process instead of being captured and sold. There is a fact that they can go whenever they want, unlike slaves. The NFL outlook didn’t flog or beat into subjugation. And not to mention, those players who will be “investigated” will be replaced by such wealth that most people can hardly imagine, while the main prize for a slave at an auction in the mid-19th century was lifelong slavery without money and torture .
SANTA CLARA, CA – SEPTEMBER 12: Colin Kaepernick # 7 and Eric Reid # 35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem before playing the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL game at Levi’s Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa. Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images)
Colin Kaepernick took advantage of his freedom – a freedom that no slave had – to walk away from a multimillion-dollar contract in San Francisco after protesting against America in the 2016 season and slandering police. But because we live in a really sick society, the anti-capitalist Kaepernick can then transfer this nonsense and the kind of mentally offensive and stupid “reason” he portrayed in the clip above to a 20-million-dollar financial empire. almost entirely built on corporate sponsors po launched the NFL.
Colin in black and white debuted on Netflix on October 29th.