Unemployed social justice warrior quarterback Colin Kaepernick is set to rake in the big bucks with an endorsement deal from a major athletic apparel and shoe company but there is one catch and it’s a major one.
It is being reported that Adidas is prepared to bring the king of the kneelers onboard to hawk its products (pig shoes?) but he needs to first ink a deal with an NFL team which has been an ongoing stumbling block for the cop-hating, Castro lover who has developed a cultlike following that views him as a messianic figure.
Thanks to his decision to engage in his protests while in uniform and on the clock, he has made himself about as attractive as Ebola to NFL owners who would immediately alienate a sizable chunk of their fan base and willfully introduce a cancer into their locker room which could metastasize into a midseason “slave” revolt.
So far there have been no takers. Kaepernick sat out all last season while the league was beset with on-field protests that contributed to an unprecedented ratings plunge. The ultra-liberal Seattle Seahawks were prepared to kick the tires on Kaepernick but pulled out at the last minute when he refused to consider discontinuing his disrespect of the national anthem.
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Adidas wants to sign Colin Kaepernick to an endorsement deal but has held off because the former 49ers quarterback isn’t on an NFL roster, Mark King, president of the athletic apparel and shoe company’s North America division, said Friday in Phoenix.
Adidas doesn’t want to give the impression that it’s “taking advantage of this noise or interest that he had generated,” King said. “If he signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him.”
King’s remarks came during a question-and-answer session with Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of Arizona State University’s Global Sport Institute, at the school’s Global Sport Summit.
King was referencing Kaepernick’s kneeling protests that rocked the nation last year. The demonstrations, in protest of perceived heavy-handed law enforcement tactics in minority communities that included the deaths of several unarmed black men, spread across the NFL, and drew condemnation from social conservatives and President Donald Trump, who considered them unpatriotic.
“We love athletes that have a platform to make the world a better place,” King said. “If they’re an activist in a way that brings attention to something that moves the world forward, even if there’s controversy at that moment, we’re really interested in those athletes because I think it represents the world today.”
There you have it. The ball is in Kaepernick’s hands but with the NFL wanting to leave the divisive protests in the rearview mirror, he will have to consent to wage his crusade elsewhere and off the clock.
That probably is not going to happen until he dumps his extremist girlfriend and cuts himself loose from the racial resentment bottom feeders who have benefited from his self-immolation of what was at one time a promising career.
Life all comes down to choices and at the end of the day, you can’t fill your belly on exploiting racial animus alone. Is he smart enough to swallow his pride and take the money?