Some of you will catch on where I am going with this quickly, but to make a point, I would like to ask a few questions.
If I have a restaurant and one of my employees insults or alienates my customers, do I have a right to say goodbye? If I know in advance that hiring this person will cause me to lose business, should someone be able to tell me I have to anyway?
Is it absurd to call and organization that employees 68% +- black or non-white employees a white, racial organization? That is what some National groups are saying about the NFL team owners not choosing to hire Kaepernick. It's a racial thing, REALLY?
According to several news agencies, the NFL is facing mounting pressure from over 1,000 demonstrators and EVEN Susan Sarandon (she must need some publicity). That many people are NOT going to support the NFL franchise that hires him. 1,000 demonstrators out of 130 MILLION, and how many actually go to games, or even watch them on TV? BBC by the way reported that "hundreds" of demonstrators protested the NFL offices.
At best, if everyone one of the 1,000 were avid fans, that is .000008 of one percent!
It is not a "racial thing". He insulted the patriotic base. Too bad Kaepernick was not a fan of the Dixie Chicks. He might have learned what happens when you insult your base supporters who happen to take patriotism seriously. Make a statement if you want, but on the venue that feeds you? Stupidity comes to mind or extreme dedication to the cause. Then suck it up and move on to some activist group to pay your bills.
Why should anyone, ANYONE have to hire an employee who will cost them fans, and money? All the players who support him should form their own team and see who goes to the games and what teams want to play them. THAT might be worth seeing. (NOT)
Yes, I am getting cranky in my old age and un-medicated pain. :-P