Applause: Spike Lee To Rally In Protest Against What NFL’s Doing To Colin Kaepernick
Legendary director, screenwriter, political activist, Spike Lee is doing one the most honorable things for ousted NFL player, Colin Kaepernick. On Tuesday morning, Spike announced that he has organized a rally to protest against the NFL’s blatant disrespectful injustice against Colin’s peaceful fight for equal rights of African Americans.
Colin-who is biracial (White and Black)- gained the respect of millions last NFL season when he did what NONE of his fellow NFL’ers were willing to do first, he decided to peacefully protest the persistent unjustly murders and brutality of African American men and women at the hands of trigger happy police officers. Kaepernick knew at that time that he took a knee during the singing of the national anthem was sadly a career risk, but he stated that he could not continue to send a message to young fans and the world that he was okay with the injustices in the United States. So he peacefully used his platform to do what he needed to do.
Needless to say, months later here we are. The nation has been watching Kaepernick’s incredible talent as a quarterback get consistently ignored by every NFL team with an opening for that position. After Kaepernick was recently denied what appeared to be his last shot at getting a job this season, with the Baltimore Ravens- who instead chose quarterback Jay Cutler- social media was on fire.
Why? Partly because Cutler, who is Caucasian, has long developed a horrible reputation among the NFL and his former teammates for being a selfish jerk in the locker room and at 34, many thought he was finally gonna retire. Colin (29) is equally as talented as Jay and has developed a reputation in the locker room of being a very generous team mate and leader among players who have had nothing but great things to say about him. It’s now become evident that the NFL is apparently trying to instill fear in any other NFL players who take a stand against racial injustice in the future.
Spike Lee’s Supporting NY NFL Protest Rally On August 23rd
Now Spike Lee is asking everyone who will be in New York, NY on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, to stand with him for the rally to protest the NFL’s discrimination against Colin Kaepernick for standing up for equal rights in America.
The rally was organized by several organizations, including the Justice League NYC and the Empowerment Movement, but Spike is bringing a lot of awareness to a great cause with his support of it. Here’s what he tweeted:
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 8, 2017
Colin Kaepernick Still Standing Up Despite Discrimination
Meanwhile, Kaepernick is NOT allowing the NFL execs to intimidate him, nor is he taking some of the brainwashed advice a few NFL’ers have suggested, such as cutting his afro and shutting up about equal rights to appeal to those with racists views within the NFL League. So if you stand with Colin’s fight for equal rights, join him in supporting the cause, by purchasing a ‘rights’ T-shirt, which he makes ZERO profit from. Unlike some of his naysayers, Colin Kaepernick is doing this for charity. Check out the link in his tweet below…
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 7, 2017
Forbes Magazine summed up the NFL’s message best…
Via Forbes: NFL To Colin Kaepernick- We’re Cool With Crime, But Opinions Are Bad For Our Brand
And Stevie Wonder summed up what the world needs more of today…
Do you stand with Spike Lee and Colin Kaepernick on this ILOSM family, or no?
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