View Co-Host Sunny Hostin: Colin Kaepernick “Owed Back Pay…Deserves Nobel Peace Prize”

View Co-Host Sunny Hostin: Colin Kaepernick “Owed Back Pay…Deserves Nobel Peace Prize”


The constant virtue-signaling from the left is getting exhausting.

They idolize the completely wrong values and people.

Take Colin Kaepernick for example.

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On Tuesday’s episode of The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg questioned her fellow co-host Sunny Hostin as to whether Kaepernick deserved an apology from the NFL.

Hostin one-upped Goldberg and exclaimed that Kaepernick deserved back pay, a job, and a Nobel Peace Prize.

Is there anything we shouldn’t just hand over to Kaepernick?

Here’s details from the Washington Examiner on the exchange:

Co-host of The View Sunny Hostin believes former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be given a Nobel Peace Prize for kneeling during the national anthem.

Whoopi Goldberg asked Hostin during Tuesday’s episode if Kaepernick was owed an apology after he failed to secure a spot on a team following his demonstrations against police violence by kneeling during the anthem. Hostin responded he should be awarded a global peace prize.

“I think he’s not only owed an apology, Whoopi. I think he’s owed his job. I think he’s owed back pay. And I think he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize,” Hostin said, invoking a peace award given to civil rights era icon Martin Luther King Jr., former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Catholic saint Mother Theresa, and Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel.

Hostin then chided National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell for not mentioning Kaepernick by name during a video statement, apologizing for the league’s position opposing players kneeling during the national anthem.

“I think it’s shameful that people we’re allowed to co-opt that movement and make it about the flag and make it something that it was never about. It really just is shameful. I’m sort of shocked that Roger Goodell never mentioned his name,” she said, insisting protests were “never about the flag.”

Protests during football games first began after Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told NFL Media in 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”

To say that Kapernick deserves the Nobel Peace Prize is an insult to anyone who has ever received the award.

Then again, Obama received the award for simply being elected President.

You can watch the full exchange right here:

Liberals like Hostin would have children look up to people like Kaepernick, someone who thinks little of the country that gave him so much, while simultaneously vilifying true heroes like police officers.

It seems though like the NFL doesn’t really want Kaepernick back.

Sports Illustrated reports that Kaepernick would like to return to the NFL, but has been unsuccessful so far:

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants to return to the NFL, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.

Florio cites a source with knowledge of the situation that said Kaepernick is in great shape and is "more motivated to play than ever" in the NFL. 

Kaepernick has not been on an NFL roster since the conclusion of the 2016 season, the same year in which he became a target of both widespread scrutiny and vast praise for his decision to peacefully protest police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. 

Following Kaepernick's stint with the 49ers, he filed a grievance against the NFL, arguing that he was effectively blackballed from the league because of his views. The league denied the charge, and the grievance was eventually settled.

Last November, he did undergo a workout in the Atlanta-area, though, he received no offers following the event.

While Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season, his peaceful protests ignited an intense national debate that resurfaced following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis police. 

Following Floyd's death, Kaepernick weighed in on Instagram, writing, "When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction. The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back! Rest in power George Floyd.”

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