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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