The Top 10 Craziest Things Colin Kaepernick Has Said

Colin Kaepernick is practically begging to come back to the National Football League. He even offered to serve as a replacement QB!

However, suppose the league lets him back. In this case, they will readmit a radical activist who once likened the NFL Combine process to a slave auction and referenced a drone strike on an Iranian general that helped kill hundreds of American troops. as an “American terrorist attack”.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here are ten of the craziest things Colin Kaepernick has said that he believes. So gird yourself; it’s pretty bad.

Can’t defend the flag

When he began his protests in 2016, Kaepernick said quite bluntly that he could not defend the American flag. His protest was a direct attack on the flag and the country, and he said it in his own words in August 2016.

“I’m not going to stand up to show flag pride for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, it’s bigger than football, and it would be selfish of me to look the other way. There are bodies on the street and people getting paid time off and getting away with murder,” Kaepernick said.

America has never been great

Additionally, in 2016, Kaepernick said the United States had never been great, noting that he stood up against the whole country in general, not just for “social justice,” with his protests. against the anthem.

Independence day is ‘white supremacy’

In 2020, Kaepernick marked Independence Day by calling it a celebration of “white supremacy.”

Doom Nike’s Betsy Ross Shoe

The previous year, Kaepernick had led the charge to destroy Nike’s release of a shoe to celebrate the American flag and patriotic icon Betsy Ross.

Nike announced plans to release a patriotic Betsy Ross flag-themed sneaker until Kaepernick shelled the anti-American left to attack Nike for the proposal. In one of her attacks on Nike, Kaepernick even claimed that Betsy Ross’ American flag was a “symbol of slavery.”

Unsurprisingly, Nike immediately relented and abandoned plans for the patriotic shoe.

Attacks on the army

In January 2020, Kaepernick called the US military strike against Iranian Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani a “US terrorist attack”. Forces led by Soleimani were responsible for inflicting thousands of casualties on US troops in Iraq.

“There is nothing new in US terrorist attacks against blacks and browns for the expansion of US imperialism,” Kaepernick tweeted. “America has always sanctioned and besieged black and brown bodies, both at home and abroad. American militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non-white world.

Tribute to Fidel Castro

Kaepernick also gave other clues about the nature of his protests in 2016. For example, he wore a shirt praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, a mass murderer and self-proclaimed enemy of America. He then praised Castro for Cuba’s literacy rate.

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“One thing that Fidel Castro did is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than in their prison system, which we don’t do here even though we we are quite capable of doing it,” he said. .

Attacks on Police/Pig Socks

Kaepernick also showed that he was not content to protest the few police officers who behaved badly when he wore socks that portrayed all the police officers as pigs.


He also attacked the police quite directly on several occasions. He calls himself police terrorists, said their job is to police black people, and claimed the police history is directly linked to slavery.

In an October 2020 op-ed, Kaepernick said:

“The central intent of the police is to surveil, terrorize, capture and kill marginalized populations, especially black people.”

“The more I learn about the history and evolution of policing in the United States, the more I understand its roots in white supremacy and anti-blackness.”

In September of the same year, he argued for the abolition of the police:

“By abolishing the police and prisons, not only can we eliminate white supremacist institutions, but we can create space for budgets to be reinvested directly into communities to address mental health needs, homelessness and poverty. homelessness, access to education and job creation, and community. accountability methods based on responsibility.

The NFL is slavery

Last year, Kaepernick accused the NFL of being likened to slavery for its black players and employees.

In his series Quail in black and white, Kaepernick recounted his video with the accusation that the NFL “pushed, pushed and vetted” players for fitness. Next, the video shows players turning into slaves at an auction of 1800 slaves.

In the scene, Kaepernick said that’s how “they” establish a “power dynamic.” The scene ends with the NFL coach and the slave auctioneer shaking hands against the backdrop of enslaved slaves in an attempt to tie the NFL to slavery.

Kaepernick has yet to receive an invitation to train from an NFL team.

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