West Coast rapper G-Eazy wants the NFL to put some major respect on Colin Kaepernick‘s name. The hip-hop star has stepped up to call out the league for not apologizing to the iconic Black Lives Matter activist in its video message acknowledging not listening to players’ racism issues.
Eazy x Kap
Last night, G went to Instagram and kept things fully 100. G-Eazy shared a throwback pic of himself hanging out with Colin Kaepernick and targeting the NFL, showing his support for him.
“All these years later I’m still with @kaepernick7 The @NFL should go further and apologize directly to him. We knew then and we know now exactly what he’s been fighting for – the important issues he’s been trying to bring attention to. The fight continues… #ImWithKap” -G-Eazy’s Instagram
Since last night, the Internet has erupted with savage memes aimed at the NFL. People took specific aim at commissioner Roger Goodell not apologizing to Kaepernick in the Friday night video message.
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Back in 2016, NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick sparked controversy by kneeling before games to protest police brutality. His actions ultimately made Kaepernick an outcast and use free agency as an opportunity to continue promoting Black Lives Matter.
The league’s statement makes no reference to former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been the most visible protester within the NFL against police brutality and and racial inequality in the United States. Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem before games in 2016. The peaceful protest was intended to focus attention on police violence against minorities and social inequality. As Kaepernick’s protests gained momentum, it also drew the ire of President Trump and others, and eventually ended the Super Bowl quarterback’s career the next season. (NPR)
Before You Go
Over the past few years, Kaepernick and the NFL have clashed. Last year, the league settled with Colin about accusing the league of having him blackballed.
No team has offered Kaepernick a contract since 2017, which many attribute to his protests. Kaepernick accused NFL team owners of colluding to keep him from being signed. The NFL denied any collusion but in 2019, they reached a settlement with Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid, who knelt with him. (CNN)