Colin Kaepernick Says He’s Being ‘Denied Employment’ In The NFL

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Whereas the NFL made historical past this week on Monday Evening Soccer by that includes an all-Black officiating crew, it apparently nonetheless has a protracted method to go to with regards to tolerance of numerous factors of view.

Colin Kaepernick, who famously used his time within the league to protest towards racism, took to his Instagram account earlier this week and supplied an replace to his soccer profession.

“1,363 days of being denied employment,” captioned the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback beneath video of him understanding with former teammate Eric Reid. “Nonetheless placing in work with @e_reid35. Nonetheless going onerous 5 days every week. #StillReady #StopRunning.”

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ESPN reports there’s a far decrease proportion of individuals of colour in positions of energy like head coach, normal supervisor and president in comparison with white individuals.

Two normal managers are Black and the Washington Soccer Group’s Jason Wright is the NFL’s first and solely Black president. Solely three of the 32 head coaches within the NFL are Black, which is identical quantity as when the league adopted the Rooney Rule in 2003. That rule requires a crew should interview a minority candidate earlier than reaching a last resolution.

Kaepernick final performed in 2016 with the San Francisco 49ers, however he was not signed to a brand new contract after that season and groups all however ignored him because the kneeling protest controversy gained steam. 

He settled with the league in a collusion lawsuit final 12 months for an undisclosed quantity. However just lately, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that he would “encourage” a crew to signal Kaepernick.