Donald Trump reacts to possibility of Colin Kaepernick returning to NFL
Surprisingly, Donald Trump would “absolutely support” the return of Colin Kaepernick to the NFL.
Political Correspondent Scott Thurman posted a snippet of his interview with President Trump on Twitter, during which the POTUS talked about Kap’s NFL return.
“If he deserves it, he should. If he has the playing ability” Trump said of the NFL free-agent. “He started off great and then he didn’t end up very great as a player. He was terrific in his rookie year. I think he was very good on his second year and then something happened so his play wasn’t up to snuff.”
After his first six seasons in the NFL, the 32-year old Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after the 2016 season. He has been without a professional football contract ever since.
Of course, his unemployment in the NFL has been mainly due to his activism and political stance against racism and social injustice in the United States. The signal-caller famously took a knee during the national anthem in games in 2016 as a form of protest, which didn’t sit well with a lot of people, including Trump himself.
“As far as kneeling, I would love to see him get another shot but obviously he has to be able to play well. If he can’t play well, I think that would be very unfair.” Trump added
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Conversations about the return of Colin Kaepernick to the NFL have gained traction in recent weeks after players, teams and executives have come out in support of it. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of questions about team’s openness in welcoming such a personality to their franchise, as well as the quarterback’s actual ability on the field.
One thing’s for sure though, it’s absolutely certain that Kaepernick’s protests won’t be stopping anytime soon — whether it’s on or off the NFL field.