Former third-string NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is forcing his way back into the spotlight again.
The man who once cried for attention by “protesting racial injustice” four years ago, after being benched due to his mediocre performance, took to Twitter to cry for more attention.
Never one to miss an opportunity to tell the world what a helpless victim he is, Kaepernick tweeted that he has been denied employment for 1,363 days by the NFL.
I for one can understand his sorrow.
I’m still being denied employment by the NFL as well, because apparently i’m also not good enough to play there.
First world problems…
Fox News has more on America's favorite victim:
Former quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2016, but he is still working hard to try and get back into the league. On Monday, Kaepernick posted a video on Twitter showing that he is still motivated as ever.
"1,363 days of being denied employment. Still putting in work with [Eric Reid]. Still going hard 5 days a week. #StillReady #StopRunning,” Kaepernick wrote.
The video showed Kaepernick working out, running drills, and practicing on the field with former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid, who is also not signed to an NFL team.
This tweet from the former 49er came after a plethora of quarterback injuries swept the NFL.
Breitbart has more on the interesting timing of Kaepernick's plea:
Kaepernick posted the video after a rash of injuries have hit NFL quarterbacks in recent weeks. Specifically, this weekend, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow went down with a season-ending knee injury.
As the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, Kaepernick shot to national stardom not for his prowess on the football field but for his protests against America. By the end of that NFL season, he refused an offer from the San Francisco 49ers to extend his contract, and the next year reportedly turned down several other offers from other teams because they weren’t offering him enough money.
By 2019, after the league succumbed to pressure to give Kaepernick another chance, a special workout was scheduled just for him to allow teams to have a look at his abilities. But instead of participating in the workout, Kaepernick refused to appear at the event and held his own event that few teams attended, using the attention as a chance to grandstand about racism.
As many Twitter users correctly pointed out, Kaepernick's pleas are nothing more than a smokescreen for the fact that he loves both the spotlight and money.