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Dear NFL Owners,

I just read the story “Colin Kaepernick : Punished for his Politics.” It’s honestly pathetic how you can kick someone out of the NFL for something they believe in like kneeling during the National Anthem.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride for the flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” say’s Colin Kaepernick.

I agree with him because you never hear blacks shooting whites but you commonly hear about whites shooting blacks or killing them in the act of “ self defense”. If that were the case, maybe everyone should use that as an excuse because it seems to be working. After Kaepernick was kicked out of the NFL in 2017, other players started following in his act to send a message and say he is not alone.

“ I tend to think that he’s being blackballed because of his political stance” says Michael Bennett.

I agree because he is the only NFL Player to be Punished for his political stance, yet you still won’t punish other players following in the act.

I disagree with Ron Rivera’s statement,“ I Think there’s a football reason for why he hasn’t been signed.” because Kaepernick wasn’t picked up by any team after his political act was brought to the NFL owners.

Judging someone for what they believe in is crazy but if that was the case then kick everyone out of the NFL because everyone believes in different things.


Jordan Medina