What has sadly become the norm every day, President Donald Trump has made headlines for his comments. During a recent press rally, Trump called for any NFL player who kneels during the U.S. National Anthem to be fired. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,” said Trump. “When somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**ch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’.” Days after those controversial remarks were made, J. Cole is standing strong and revealing why he’s boycotting the NFL.
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In a rare appearance on his Twitter account, the Dreamville MC gave praise to Colin Kapernick. The quarterback has become to most talked about person in sports after becoming the first player to kneel during the U.S. National Anthem last season. The move was a silent protest against oppression and inequality of minorities in America. That move is also why most feel the former San Francisco 49ers player is currently unemployed, as NFL teams and owners refuse to grant Colin a place on a team as some form of punishment for his beliefs.
“God bless every player that finds courage to kneel today. But the real power comes from you deciding to not watch,” said Cole. “Your eyes translate to advertising money for the League and it’s owners. Same ones who speak out against Trump today, are the same ones that denied a qualified man a job because he took a stand against injustice.”
“Every day they stay quiet on this they’re saying that they condone what’s happening to Kap and the message it sends. Well, you have a choice on how you respond to that,” the Roc Nation star continued. “You can choose to not watch. if a boycott doesn’t force them to action, don’t even trip. This is where the real flex happens. Black people spend a lot of money with NFL corporate sponsors. White people who don’t fuck with white supremacy spend a lot of money too.”
Cole would later touch on boycotting watching NFL games himself and eventually how easy it became. “I respect whatever you decide to do. Watch or don’t watch, whatever’s in your heart. But I’m not watching til it feel right. It was hard during preseason and the first week. But then I was like, wait, is it actually hard? So when I think about it like that it’s very easy on Sunday to say, “Nope, I’m straight.””
He would later end his thoughts by thanking Kaepernick for his sacrifice saying, “This may be the biggest opportunity we have ever been presented to come together and show the world and ourselves our true economic power. Thank you Colin for your sacrifice..”
Many NFL players have responded to Trump’s comments by kneeling, locking arms and staying in their lockerrooms during the National Anthem as a form of silent protest before kickoff on Sunday.
Your eyes translate to advertising money for the League and it’s owners.
You and me have the power to deny them our attention ($$ to them) until they make a wrong situation right.
Hire 3rd party investigator approved by NFLPA to determine if kap was denied a job unfairly as punishment for his stance. (I know, I know)
Pick one of the biggest ones and say, “do you agree with black balling players when they speak out against oppression?”
Thats when the magic happens. And sadly, in this capitalistic world we live in, that’s when your voice is heard. When you hurt the pockets.
It was hard during preseason and the first week. But then I was like, wait, is it actually hard?
So when I think about it like that it’s very easy on Sunday to say, “Nope, I’m straight.”