Extra Credit Blog
Colin Kaepernick, well known San Fransisco football player is yet again in the spotlight but this time for a different reason. As the NFL has been working on enhancing their image Kaepernick decided to take it upon himself to stand for a cause and bring “politics” into football, (what many atheletes try to avoid). Kaepernick has decided to kneel during the playing of the national anthem to make a stance for the black shootings that have happened. Not only does this affect his reputation, and the NFL but also the sponsorships the NFL has with other organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, and Visa. These companies don’t want or like players popping off about politics. Personally, I do not agree with Kaepernick and do think this was partially a PR scheme. The flag, that many people have sacrificed their lives for should never have people kneeling down to it.