Everyone is blaming the Seahawks for passing on Kaepernick, maybe it’s the other way around

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks out of a tunnel before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Colin Kaeprnick is in the news again. And just like last year, the Seattle Seahawks passed on the controversial QB. And just like last year, everyone in the national media is blaming the Seahawks and claiming the Kaep is being blackballed. But maybe it’s time to point blame in another direction. Kaepernick’s direction.

According to reports, Seattle was ready and willing to bring Kaepernick in for a tryout this week. The question was reportedly asked if he would continue to kneel during the national anthem, and reportedly he said yes. From there, the Seahawks decided to pass. And once again, everyone started to scream for protests and claiming injustice at the highest degree.

Am I the only one who thinks that maybe Colin should just take the hint here and realize no one wants a guy who is going to kneel for the national anthem anymore? I understand standing up for what you believe in, and if he feels that strongly about the situation that he will continue to kneel no matter what, then he should stick by his guns and do so.

But if you or anyone else is going to cry and complain that it’s not fair that he’s being passed up, then you just don’t get it. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, Or in this case, protest and play too. At least when that protest involves kneeling during the national anthem and doing what many see as disrespecting the flag and the country. Sponsors don’t like that, so that makes execs, not like it.

That’s just the reality of the situation, and it’s time Kaep and his supporters realize that. There are other ways to protest and get your point across.


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