Kaepernick Unlikely to be Signed as Free Agent – Teams “Genuinely Hate Him” After Not Standing for Anthem
Colin Kaepernick made headlines in 2016 when he wouldn’t stand for the National Anthem because of cops and slavery.
Then in November Kaepernick before his NFL game in Miami Colin Kaepernick was seen wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt.
His T-shirt said, “Great minds think alike.” And included photos of Malcolm X and Communist dictator Fidel Castro.
After the game Kaepernick defended Castro during an interview with a local Miami reporter.
Kaepernick is now a free agent and NFL insiders say he is unlikely to be signed by any team.
Many teams “genuinely hate him.”
Mercury News reported:
Kaepernick has not been linked to any teams since entering free agency last week for the first time in his six-year career.
“He can still play at a high level,” an anonymous AFC general manager told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman. “The problem is three things are happening with him.
“First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent.
“Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or (President) Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings.
“Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did.”