Al Sharpton Slams NFL and Urges Them to Give Colin Kaepernick His Job Back
Rev. Al Sharpton has called out the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, on behalf of Colin Kaepernick.
Many protests have taken place all around the world since the passing of George Floyd - a black man who died after a police officer held a knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Rev. Al Sharpton added his voice to the cause when he called out the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, concerning Colin Kaepernick’s return to the National Football League. According to ET Online, Al made the call out during George’s funeral that saw him stating:
“Don’t apologize. Give Colin Kaepernick a job back. Don’t come with some empty apology.”
Colin, who played for the San Francisco 49ers for six seasons, lost his job after he took a knee as the national anthem played during a game in 2016.
Colin’s most recent attempt to woo NFL teams occurred when he partook in a 2019 workout that was arranged by the league's front office.
Yahoo! Sports noted that during his last season with the 49ers, Colin finished 59.2% of his passes for 2,241 yards with sixteen touchdowns and four interceptions in twelve appearances.
However, since his dismissal, the 32-year-old hasn’t found any work in the NFL as he also came under fire from President Donald Trump.
In fact, former NFL executive, Joe Lockhart, revealed that teams were refusing to sign Colin because he was seen as “controversial.”
Amid all the drama, the quarterback hasn’t stopped making his desire to return to the league known as CBS Sports reported that Mike Florio confirmed Colin’s wishes.
Mike, who works with ProFootballTalk, said that Colin is in great shape and is “more motivated to play than ever” before.
In addition to that, more players have begun to speak up on his behalf following the quick spread of Black Lives Matter protests across the nation.
Even Matt Ryan, who is the former league MVP and current franchise quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, has made it clear that he is in favor of Colin returning to the league.
Colin’s most recent attempt to woo NFL teams occurred when he partook in a 2019 workout that was arranged by the league's front office in collaboration with several clubs.
In a thought-provoking speech that followed the workout, the activist challenged the NFL to join the fight against social injustice and to give him a second chance at playing football.