It’s no secret that Kaepernick has difficulties with a new job. And many people think that it isn’t a coincidence but is somehow connected to his sitting protest.
But if you think that he doesn’t have any support, you are wrong.
Even the NFL players association is ready to help him to find a job. If Kaepernick wants them to help him.
In a talk with Deadspin, NFLPA President Eric Winston talked working with Kaepernick.
"We've been in contact with Colin's representatives, and we've let them know that we're there and ready to help with whatever they'd like — whether it's just some guidance on PR or whatever," he said.
"I know they've chosen to lay low, and I respect that — every player has to make a decision on how they want the union's help, and I completely understand that, and that's fine. The union's always stood ready to help him in any way that we need to. We will continue to monitor that situation, we'll continue to do anything that we can to make sure that he has another opportunity to play. At the end of the day, that's really it. We're not going to force ourselves on a player. He's calling the shots, he wants what he wants, and I respect that, and that's what we'll do."
Winston also said that the NFL is blackballing Kaepernick.
“You definitely get that feeling — obviously, that's very hard to prove and it's very hard to show. But, at the same time, for Christ's sakes, you have an owner out there publicly saying, 'I'm polling fans to decide whether I should have this guy on my team or not.' It's obvious that owners are scared of it, are worried about it."
Despite the hate, Kaepernick is being looked at by several teams. And fans are really vocal about their desire to see Kaepernick signed.
There’s even a petition to boycott the NFL over Kaepernick's troubles. And it has more than 150,000 signatures on Change.org. Spike Lee even hosted a rally in support of the player. And just two days ago a group called "Standing for Kaepernick" hosted a protest at the LA Coliseum. They claim they will host protests week 1 at each NFL stadium
While the NFL doesn’t get that even without Kaepenick the movement will live. There are plenty of his supporters among those, who watch football and his colleagues. And Kaepernick doesn’t “sit” alone. He stands for something bigger than just himself. Injustice in our country is the reason for his actions. Until there is injustice – there will be protests against it. And Kaepernick is a symbol and one of the leaders of the fight.