Prior to Tuesday, Colin Kaepernick was easily seen as the most progressive player in the entire NFL — but unfortunately, that all changed on election night.
Despite championing the Black Lives Matter movement for months, the San Francisco ’49ers quarterback dropped the ball when it came to electing Hillary Clinton to the Presidency this week… because we’re hearing he didn’t vote at all!
Apparently, the football phenom was so disenfranchised with both candidates that he elected not to enact his Constitutional right to vote — and now Donald Trump is our President.
Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday, Colin defended his decision to ride the pine during the biggest moment in modern American history, saying:
“I really didn’t play too close of attention because I’ve been very disconnected from the systematic oppression as a whole. So, for me, it’s another face that’s going to be the face of that system of oppression. And, to me, it didn’t really matter who went in there. The system still remains intact that oppresses people of color.”
“For him not to vote…as far as I’m concerned, everything he said meant absolutely nothing!”
— First Take (@FirstTake) November 9, 2016