In 2016 Colin Kaepernick took a stand against the police brutality and killing of unarmed black men in America after the death of Eric Garner, by kneeling during the star-spangled banner before NFL games. At a time where it was not the popular thing to do, he took it upon himself to make people see that we need change. Somewhere his message was lost however and it turned out very badly. Colin lost his job as the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers because of a legal battle he had with the NFL. That dispute has been put to bed somewhat with the opposing parties agreeing to a settlement.
In light of recent events however NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has given his endorsement for NFL teams to sign Kaepernick and also has apologized for not recognizing what Kaep was trying to achieve in the first place. It was never about the flag or the anthem itself. The issue was much greater than that and the current #BlackLivesMatter movement is a further indication of just what Colin was trying to achieve. He was trying to shed light on an issue that is ingrained into the police force in America.
Although Colin Kaepernick came within one bad call of winning a Superbowl. He has not been able to get a job in the NFL. He was seen as a trouble maker and maybe even that he could not be trusted. Sadly, this wasn’t the case. Colin was merely standing up for what he believed in and was willing to sacrifice everything in his pursuit of justice for black people in the USA. He has maintained that he is still ready to play in the NFL. Despite this, no team has approached him as of yet.
With the endorsement of Roger Goodell, there is hope that NFL teams will at least allow Colin to try to get on an NFL roster. Maybe some sort of workout or trial will be had and hopefully, Colin can dazzle us once more with his athletic prowess. For all, he has done for the BLM movement and for black people in general in the USA it would only be right to see him in an NFL uniform once again. For Colin it would provide, not that it’s needed justification and perhaps a sense of winning against all odds if he were to take the field again.