Colin Kaepernick

The debate is raging online over Sports Illustrated's Photoshopped cover of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell linking arms with Steph Curry and LeBron James.

Both athletes criticized President Trump who called for athletes to be fired or suspended if they kneel during the national anthem.

Many are asking why Colin Kaepernick wasn't on the cover. The simple answer is Kaepernick didn't want to be on the cover. Kaepernick is steering clear of the current controversy Trump and professional athletes.

A published report claims Sports Illustrated's editors reached out to Kaepernick, who asked to be left off the cover.

They say Kaepernick feels the true meaning behind his original protests has been distorted by millionaires acting like jerks because they hate President Trump.

Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick was approached by a Splash News reporter outside a New York City gym on Monday. When asked to comment on the NFL protests, he waved off the reporter, saying, "That's OK... I appreciate the offer, but I'm not doing that today."

Kaepernick, who is currently a free agent, believes the true purpose of the protest has been watered down by attention-seeking, prima donna athletes.
 



  • Evillene

    By definition, movements involve many people with differing ideas and even different goals. No one person owns it. Kaepernick understands that and he should be proud that he has brought the issue to the forefront in an industry renowned for its political indifference.

  • Bossy704

    They could just change the song. That cover is propaganda we need fake battles to distract us. They treat the players like chattel and now when they start to think for themselves they try to assume control through messaging SI. They do not care about the players. They care about the empty seats.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    They say Kaepernick feels the true meaning behind his original protests has been distorted by millionaires acting like jerks because they hate President Trump.
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    THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vonn

    White folks are so afraid of being treated like black folks that they'll do anything to try & keep us under their thumb. They don't want true equality. They love us separate & unequal because they know with a level playing field blacks would dominate this country.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Colin always speaks with love... and that is why he will remain blessed ... he gives even when he is faced with adversity ... that is a genuine person... stay humble Colin... this guy is being blessed in so many ways... just for being loving and not conforming to injustices ..... Excellent

  • Yoni7

    I want to have Cap and Marshawn Lynch's children. #letsargue

  • Ryan

    Where did Kaeparnick say those words? Are there any sources or is this Daily Mail anti-black fetishization - I mean, speculation?

  • Yoni7

    GIRL! THIS! He ain't thinking about THIS propaganda. He's on to the next silently humble task.

  • FOR COMMENT

    because this entire fiasco is stupid..if the NFL said you will be fired if you play this game...you would zero kneelers

  • JV

    A link to the report would have been great..

  • tia

    you are absolutely right. Signed or not, Colin is and will continue to be blessed beyond measure.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    Cap....yes I agree....Lynch is the guy in my nightmares...too scary looking for me.

  • Nophace

    Please provide us with the "published report" because when looking for it, the ONLY thing I seen was THIS report from you

  • JV

    I was reading an op ed on CNN with the columnist, a lawyer, saying basically that: That the NFL -- or any job -- can fire you for taking a knee. Don't agree with this take. If a student does not for the pledge of allegiance in school, you can't suspend them -- that's their right. I think if a job tried to fire you for kneeling or otherwise not participating in the national anthem, they would be subject to lawsuits.

  • Nophace

    I don't believe there is one

  • Jen_no_juice

    Our kids gonna be siblings then cause me too

  • JV

    I don't either.

  • Vonn

    A nation divided sports united is a misleading cover. Sports are divided as well.

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    It doesn't exist

  • Yoni7

    But YOU'RE Mrs. Meenie. LOL

  • Yoni7

    Me first. LOL

  • Yoni7

    So are churches on a Sunday morning.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    First baby mamas get all the perks. LMAO

  • Harley

    YESSIR!!!!

  • JV

    People aren't always going to agree on everything, but I do give credit to a lot of players who are able to set aside issues to pursue a common goal. I follow Cleveland teams, and there was a good article about one of the baseball team's pitchers who is a pretty big MAGA/Trump guy, and has a catcher who is Latino and they argue, but at the end of the day they put that stuff aside and go out and play, and say they genuinely like each other. Personally, I think sports is a nice reprieve sometimes.

  • blkgirlzrok

    I was just saying this exact same thing. These players that are taking a knee now didn't have his back when he first began this protest. They are doing this out of spite for Trump. Their heart's aren't in it like Colin. This man is genuine. I wouldn't have wanted to be on the cover either with those sellouts.....smgdh

  • Vonn

    I can respect that. Sports Illustrated is full of crap with that cover. That's what I'm talking about.

  • Dahl

    To stand silently during the pledge of allegiance or national anthem shows one respectfully not showing allegiance to the country. To take a knee is a defiant motion. The NFL wouldnt have a problem with him silently standing during the anthem without his hand on his heart, but to kneel is showing outward disrespect. Big difference.

  • Yardgirl

    Fcuk Trump!! I had been holding my breath since yesterday waiting to see which one my saltine co-workers was going to bring this issue up. One bold bitch did, talking about how dare those THUGS disrespect the flag. So they have to be thugs? I gave her my deadliest look and walked away. I have seniority, she can't touch my coin and she is now dead to me. FOH.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Right. Although I am team petty and I'm all for being spiteful in some cases, but for this, I'm team Kaep. He made moves on his own, he didn't budge for the naysayers, lost his job, and he's still continues to speak out.

    #imwithkaep

  • SumthinSweeter

    Guuuurl... I wish anyone of these cracka jacks around me on the job would ever come out of their mouth in our "work setting" discussing anything besides WORK!

    me: hello HR. I have an issue regarding one of my collegues.....

  • Yoni7

    Now see, she would have LEARNED tuh-day. The BIGGEST THUGS are the one's who come in and steal, kill, destroy and uproot someone else's existence to fit THEIR thinking. EVERYTHING "the white man" has touched has been through violent acts by way of stealing, killing and bullying. Then they want to cry and lash out when they can't get their way. They called us lazy when we stopped working for free. What the FUKK were they doing while the slaves (literally) broke their backs to build up this country. They holla the Mexican's are taking all of THEIR jobs. Really? What job did they actually TAKE from you, your family or friend's? The same jobs that they are taking are the same jobs that were available to YOU at a higher pay rate. Don't get mad at them for getting hired. Get mad at the employer for hiring. They don't go fukk with them Asian's and Arabs about MAGA, now do they? Sorry I had to vent for a little.

  • SumthinSweeter

    that's why some or most...considering the day of the week are what I call demons.

  • Yoni7

    Exactly! LOL

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, I felt my blood pressure going up. Let's just say, you are SO much better than me."

  • Yardgirl

    It took everything in me but trust and believe me, she KNOWS not to even look my way going forward!!

  • Noirluv45

    You used that non-verbal communication, girl. That often speaks the loudest.

  • Yoni7

    Silence is an answer too. I LOVE that when you give them THAT ONE death stare.....and they can't EVER look you in the face again afterwards. They just drop their head when they walk bye. That's right hoe, admire these shoes. LOL

    *walks off hummin'* "You don't want no prollems wit me...."

  • Yardgirl

    Girl I was raised by an arm drill sergeant!! I know how to cut you to the core without saying a word.

  • Yardgirl

    There you go!! THAT is the reaction I get. Our next meeting is going to be interesting. Bold AF thinking that my kindness is weakness. She gone learn soon and VERY soon!! TUH!!

  • Noirluv45

    Chile, you needn't say more! Girl, I know papa could give you "that look?"

  • Yardgirl

    She has now made a powerful enemy and that is going to haunt her. Trust me I will take care of her.

  • Yardgirl

    Yes ma'am!

  • Noirluv45

    I know that look ALL TOO WELL!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    They are so damn simple-minded. Those racist fawks replaced the word n!gg3r with thug. This pic describes them so damn well https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8eb2d5722133b752c682452d59d107f859de3338ceaf99b8ff30f1578ea643e4.jpg

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Kneeling? Honestly they look like they are bowing down to the flag so I don’t know what whites are complaining about. The only real protest is not attending.

  • Yardgirl

    Yes, thank you!! They think we are too simple to get it but I'm like "not today Satan, not today"!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Smh I hollered out loud at saltine ?? I’m so glad the places I work don’t even speak on politics or world events because heaven knows I ain’t for the bs

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Honestly, HR wouldn’t do shyt.

  • Yardgirl

    Yep, that is why she on my shit list and will be served when the time is right. I don't forget nothing!!

  • Look@m3

    My place isnt but there is always a few who be sooooo upset that they cant contain it!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    You did good, cuz the Bish in me lately, whew. Yall just make sure yall set bail money aside for me, please? I snapped on this old YT lady in the office today. And it was work related, not ignorance like that pink raisin you work with.

  • Noirluv45

    Get thee behind me! Sometimes you gotta call him out!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I'm with you bew!!!! And what kills me is they're so pissed that these players are kneeling, I would love to know how many actually stand for the anthem while they're fat inbred asses are watching the game at home????

  • Yardgirl

    Mine does not either however some of them just can't hold it in!!

  • Noirluv45

    She messed with the wrong one. Her mouth signed a check her ass can't cash.

  • Look@m3

    Man my spouse said the same thing happened to him and i asked him what he say....and he said nothing. My arse like why not!!!° wtf wrong with you?

    Seems like their comfort level is growing exponetially. I fear they are going to cross the wrong one and it will end deadly. I honestly wondered about the black guy in OK that killed that manager in the meat favtory was probably fed up and mutilated her on the job.

    Eitherway, I admire you guys grace and patience. God still working on me.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    thats a shame they just trying to get folks out of character

  • Yardgirl

    Pink raisin!! I just hollered!! I will be using this code word going forward. I will set aside a few more dollars for you alongside my own bail money.

  • Yardgirl

    Yes indeed.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    GET THAT BISH!!!!!!!

  • Noirluv45

    YES!!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Pray on it girl!! My poker face is so good, they cannot read me and it scares them. Stay scared is what I say! LOL

  • SumthinSweeter

    ? @pink raisin

  • SumthinSweeter

    ? ?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Disrespect to whom though? A piece of cloth? A country that walks pass and over the bodies of blacks? Oh please.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    I don't think Marshawn dates black woman. I could be wrong. His current girl isn't black nor black adjacent so.....

  • SumthinSweeter

    Handling whites on the job the way they attempt to handle "us" goes a long way when done the correct way. Putting the incident on record is one of the best moves to make. Because bet money.... U don't want Lil Ms Becky running to HR before you and over the shyt she started.

  • Look@m3

    I have.......i just accepted the fact that i wear my expression on my face. I admire all poker face people ...i think its a gift. One i wish God blessed me with. Even when i try not to show my expressions people can still read me. It used to bother me but i had to stop beating myself up about this and jusy accept the fact that us face readers are on earth for a reason, i guess?

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lol...yes gurl. Come through revenge gawds.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Two black Chicago cops have been reprimanded for taking the knee on the clock.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I'm the only AA in the phyiscal location of my department...and I don't have any seniority besides the melanin in my skin....AND I BET MY BOTTOM DOLLAH.....There's no way in hell anyone here at this entire university would dare say that in ear shot of me...and if so....that's so unacceptable...if she feel so brazen to say that why didn't you at least correct the bih....

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    All I know is....there would have been repercussions for that bullsh't ....be it a professional cuss out or going str8 to HR....aint no way in hell....you must be young...I think some people tend to take liberties with the young...I've come to work in too many afro puffs and kente cloth accessories....and I'm a 70s baby....ain't no way...

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Is it grace and patience or it is fear?

  • SumthinSweeter

    The HR scenario is what I posted below. And it's not always an immediate reaction from them if at all. The point is to have it documented and to be the first one to do it. Especially if the discourse/incident involves a yt person.

  • Dahl

    Just simply remarking on the connotation of each situation, that is all. Not making a political or historical statement of any kind, and have no intention of being incendiary in any way.

  • Ebony Starr

    I hollered out loud at saltine . So did I!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Did they do it during roll call or something? I don't understand

  • Karen Brady

    Where you work at? Give me the #. I'm sending her ass to HR!!

  • Karen Brady

    Damn.. just go to your comment after I posted mine.

  • Karen Brady

    You're in my brain.. yes, DOCUMENT everything and I won't talk about any of this stuff with them at work. In 2012 a few came to work the morning after election night with sour faces and mumbling to each other but we diddn't take their bait.

  • Karen Brady

    My co-worker and I just the other day were talking about how bold ther are since their boy took office. I know which ones to ignore though cuz it just may be on & poppin which goes against my better judgement and common sense. Your hubby did right. Fly above.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    A woman walked in to a police station and asked the officers how they felt about the issue. They agreed to take a photo with the woman, while taking the knee. When the photo was posted on social media....

  • Karen Brady

    Talkin that slick shyt.. Could be.

  • Karen Brady

    Me too... since I was a kid. I tried to work on it when I hit my 20's but I am who I am. Wanna know what's on my mind? Look right at my face and it will tell you no lies lol. Take it or leave it.

  • Karen Brady

    Same situation here.

  • Renee26

    Really but when pigs actually kill people they get away with it

  • Karen Brady

    Baiting

  • Karen Brady

    PREACH!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise
  • Renee26

    You should have asked her if thug was her code work for black and let her bury herself

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The officers are black. Do I need to go any further?

  • Look@m3

    I saw them. Ridiculous!!!!!

  • Look@m3

    I know.....

    It's crazy because after Pres. OBAMA left office it was "people" complaining about taking his picture down in the building. So much it seem like they were losing their marbles from just seeing his picture. I already suspected who was complaining about those pictures. Shame.

  • Look@m3

    I don't think it's fear. I think it's more like time and place with wisdom. Playing ya cards right!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The department frowns on on-duty cops making political statements. Not to mention the fact that this protest is very frightening and upsetting to white taxpayers.

  • Karen Brady

    Ohhh I see..thank you. I like the photo.

  • Karen Brady

    Disgusting. Such fools.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Smh... and lol. Now this story, an office wide email was sent out in 2012 stating that no one can come in to work wearing anything related to either politician win or lose. My Black co-worker Steve wore an Obama T-shift under his work shirt a button up and towards the end of our shift he took off his work shirt and casually walked around in his Obama "2012" Prez t-shirt. At least 3 yt ladies must have had wings on their shoes as quick as I heard they flew into the director's office to report him.

  • Luvn_it
  • dontgetblocked

    Colin is walking around jobless and all those coaches, owners and football players who never supported all of sudden bend the knee to piss off the President. Sad. I was a Lebron fan for life but he did too much. I'm going to give him space.

  • dontgetblocked

    They're at work. Leave that b.s. at home. Black people don't know when to stop.

  • jazzysmith12

    The Most High will continue to bless our hero!!!!

  • EMILY POST

    Faux outrage... sports illustrated doing what liberal media outlets do best capitalize off sensationalism and racism.. being extremely political.

  • millz
  • Solstice

    He's working on me too! ???

  • Solstice

    Pink raisin tho…??

  • Yoni7

    Oh wow! Such a turnaround.

  • Yoni7

    Nan.

  • Yoni7

    Report back with your findings. LOL

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Documenting doesn't mean anything w/o action. No one should be allowed to use defamatory, offensive, discriminative, harassing, racist. etc. language...If the tables were turned and you made a comment about "white crackers" your azz would be reprimanded immediately....I would take my so call "document" to HR...or call HR and have them document the call....even if they do not take action. I'm not even mad at you (SumthinSweeter) because I hate they even made you feel "some kinda way" about it and fearful...what next....because once they get comfortable....they'll eventually drop the "N@gger" bomb, then what?

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Yes, we're all different and handle things in different ways. What works for one person may be different for another. There's no right and wrong way as long as it's not something that gets you fired. Wisdom is not passive.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I would've at least said "and by thug you meannnnnnnnnnnn......"? Watch her turn from white to pasty....FOH...

  • Renee26

    Ok! They act like we don't know their code words or aren't hip to their micro aggressive behavior and speech