Colin Kaepernick has a lot to say about the NFL and how they continue to operate. He recently fired a huge shot at the league after they continually shut him out and block a comeback.

Kaepernick’s new Netflix documentary starts out in a huge way. The now-banished quarterback made a literal comparison between the NFL and slavery, being bought into slavery to be exact.

The former QB started this “Colin in Black and White” documentary by explaining how guys get into the league. Players must compete in a combine to tryout, and then they go through practices and drills on the field while officials watch them. Players are “paraded out” in front of coaches, scouts and owners — then they pick.

This language was said in a sense that compared the process to how slaves were chosen. The wording was specific and the allusion was certainly on purpose. He was comparing the NFL’s process of picking players to choosing slaves.


If the wording wasn’t enough, those players in front of him then transform into slaves right in front of our eyes. It’s quite a visual and you can check it out in the video below.

He said they “poke, prod and examine you” and search for any “defect.” It is also implied that there is no respect or dignity in this process. These are all very interesting points to consider.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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