Colin Kaepernick compares NFL to SLAVERY in new Netflix documentary

Colin Kaepernick is slammed for comparing NFL to SLAVERY in new Netflix documentary: Black players are inspected by white coaches before turning into slaves in shackles on an auction block

  • In Colin Kaepernick’s new Netflix special, Colin in Black & Wit, former NFL player Colin Kaepernick compared NFL training camps to slavery
  • He said potential players are ‘paraded outin front of coaches, scouts and owners, who measure their physical talents and on-field abilities, like slaves
  • ‘No boundary respect,’ Kaepernick, who earned an average annual salary of $19 million during his playing days, vervolg. ‘No dignity left intact.
  • In een toneel, Kaepernick narrates as players are seen being inspected by coaches on the field
  • The scene then cuts to the actors altering into slaves for sale at an auction with shackles on while white slave owners examine and place bids on them
  • In een toneel, owners start whipping players as Kaepernick tries to attempt a comparison between the abuse slaves suffered and the NFL Scouting Combine
  • Colin Kaepernick has compared the NFL Draft and training camp to slavery in his new Netflix spesiaal, with one scene showing players being paraded in front of coaches and scouts before they’re seen in shackles on an auction block.

    The Netflix special, Colin in Black & Wit, goes into the former NFL star’s childhood from high school to the events that led him onto to become an advocate for social justice.

    Kaepernickwho earned an average annual salary of $19 miljoen – became a controversial figure in the NFL in 2016, when he started kneeling during the playing of the US national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.

    A clip from the new special, released on October 29, Kaepernick says that what coaches and scouts don’t want players to understand that the NFL Draft and training camp establishes a ‘power dynamic’.

    ‘Before they put you on the field, teams poke, prod, and examine you searching for any defect that might affect your performance,’ Kaepernick says of NFL owners and coaches while walking through a staged NFL practice field.

    ‘No boundary respect,’ Kaepernick continued. ‘No dignity left intact.

    Then a line of NFL prospects, all of them black and who are played by paid actors, walk by Kaepernick before altering into slaves for sale at an auction with shackles on while white slave owners examine and place bids on them.

    The average NFL player stands to earn a median salary of around $900,000 n jaar. Tans, 34 players in the NFL are paid more than $20 million annually.

    Kaepernick said teams 'poke, prod and examine you' and search for any 'defect' -- without any dignity or respect for players when they go through the process of being drafted by the NFL

    Colin Kaepernick has compared the NFL Draft and training camp to slavery in his new Netflix special, with one scene showing players being paraded in front of coaches and scouts before they’re seen in shackles on an auction block. A clip from the new special, released on October 29, Kaepernick says that what coaches and scouts don’t want players to understand that the NFL Draft and training camp establishes a ‘power dynamic

    Kaepernick, who earned an annual salary of $19 million with the 49ers, narrates a scene where a line of NFL prospects, all of them black and who are played by paid actors, turn into slaves for sale at an auction with shackles on while white slave owners examine and place bids on them

    Kaepernick, who earned an annual salary of $19 million with the 49ers, narrates a scene where a line of NFL prospects, all of them black and who are played by paid actors, turn into slaves for sale at an auction with shackles on while white slave owners examine and place bids on them

    Later in die video, the owners start lashing at the players with whips as Kaepernick tries to draw a comparison between the abuse slaves suffered at the hands of their owners in the US and the NFL Scouting Combine, a a week-long showcase that determines which upcoming prospects are drafted into the league

    Later in die video, the owners start lashing at the players with whips as Kaepernick tries to draw a comparison between the abuse slaves suffered at the hands of their owners in the US and the NFL Scouting Combine, a a week-long showcase that determines which upcoming prospects are drafted into the league

    Later in die video, the owners start lashing at the players with whips as Kaepernick tries to draw a comparison between the abuse slaves suffered at the hands of their owners in the US and the NFL Scouting Combine, a a week-long showcase that determines which upcoming prospects are drafted into the league.

    Kaepernick has not played a professional NFL game since the end of the 2017 season when he opted out of the final year of his 49ers contract to become a free agent.

    His hopes of becoming a free agent were dashed when he failed to get picked up by any other team. In 2017, he filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing all 32 team owners of colluding to blackball him from the league in retaliation for the controversial protests. Although he was picked for tryouts in Atlanta in 2019, the sides disagreed on several aspects of the workout, leading to a late change of location and lower attendance by scouts.

    As the clip from the Netflix special went viral, Kaepernick was blasted on social media.

    Colin Kaepernick at Netflix's premiere of Colin In Black And White on October 28th

    Colin Kaepernick at Netflix’s premiere of Colin In Black And White on October 28th

    One user tagged Kaepernick’s account and wrote: ‘God @Kaepernick7 you are the absolute lowest of the low. this racially-divisive bs is exactly what people are starting to wake up to now for what overwhelmingly the large part is: manufactured by ppl like you. im so thankful that your pathetic ass never got back into the @NFL.

    Another user went as far as calling Kaepernick an imbecile in his post:

    ‘Colin Kaepernick compares the NFL combine, which allows all players of all races a voluntary chance to become multi-millionaires, to slavery,’ Outkick.com writer Clay Travis wrote. ‘Anyone still defending this imbecile lacks a functional brain.

    National Review reporter Dan McLaughlin failed to see the comparison Kaepernick was trying to make and wrote: ‘Een, this is astounding historical ignorance that trivializes the slave experience.

    ‘Twee, he’s complaining about a process that is intrinsic to all team sports. He’s not just anti-NFL, but anti-football. Drie, in Kaepernick’s NFL, there are no non-black players.

    Super Bowl Champion and current US Representative Burgess Owens, who is also black, shared his opinion on Twitter:

    ‘How dare @Kaepernick compares the evil endured by so many of our ancestors to a bunch of millionaires who CHOSE to play game.








    Kaepernick’s name nationally came to surface in 2016 for sitting and kneeling during the national anthem as a member of the San Francisco 49ers due to what he said at the time was a protest gesture against police brutality in the US.

    Die volgende jaar, he decided to opt out of his contract to become a free agent. But no other team in the NFL has signed him and he hasn’t played in the league since 2016.

    San Francisco 49ers back-up quarterback Colin Kaepernick (C), San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (L), and San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid (R) take a knee during the US national anthem before the NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the 49ers in October 2016, the last year Kaepernick played in the NFL

    San Francisco 49ers back-up quarterback Colin Kaepernick (C), San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (L), and San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid (R) take a knee during the US national anthem before the NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the 49ers in October 2016, the last year Kaepernick played in the NFL








    The former quarterback has insisted that his failure to rejoin the league was due to being blacklisted by NFL owners who opposed his anthem protests. He sued the NFL and ultimately received an undisclosed settlement.

    Since his NFL days, Kaepernick has received endorsements from major companies including Nike, a Netflix deal, EA sports and other deals that have reportedly lured him tens of millions of dollars.

    In six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick appeared in 69 games and completed 59.8 per cent of his passes for 12,271 yards with 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. Hy het bygevoeg 13 rushing touchdowns.

    COLIN KAEPERNICK CAREER TIMELINE

    • 2011 – San Francisco 49ers take him with the 36th-overall pick of the NFL Draft
    • 2011 – Makes debut for 49ers, playing three games
    • 2012 – Becomes starting quarterback midway through season. Later sets an NFL postseason record for a quarterback by rushing for 163 yards in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Also leads 49ers to the Super Bowl, where they lose to Baltimore Ravens
    • 2013 – Guides the 49ers to another strong season as they reach NFC Championship game, before losing to Seattle Seahawks
    • 2014 – Plays 16 speletjies
    • 2015 – Plays nine games
    • 2016 – Begins kneeling during pre-game playing of US national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice, the first and most prominent of dozens of NFL players to do so during season
    • 2016 – Plays 12 games for 49ers
    • 2017 – Opts out of final year of contract in anticipation of his release and becomes free agent. He is not picked up by any other team
    • 2017 – Files a grievance against the NFL, accusing all 32 team owners of colluding to blackball him from the league in retaliation for the controversial protests
    • 2018 – NFL enacts a new rule banning players from protesting it before ultimately retracting it, because of its divisiveness
    • 2018 – Stars in controversial Nike commercial released at the start of NFL season
    • 2019 – NFL schedules tryout for Kaepernick in Atlanta, but the sides disagreed on several aspects of the workout, leading to a late change of location and lower attendance by scouts.

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