So, I’m asking you to join me in boycotting the NFL this year. We will end our boycott when Colin Kaepernick is signed to an NFL roster. It’s that simple.
I boycotted the NFL a long time ago because the team in Washington has a blatant racial slur as its name. What the fuck, man. I also think Kaepernick is in the right, and league ownership is in the wrong, and I support your cause, but it is not remotely surprising to me that a league that accepts using a racial slur against Native Americans as a team’s name would also comprise a bunch of owners who hate someone like Kaepernick and the message he is trying to convey.
So, while I agree to not watch while Kaepernick is not signed, I can’t agree to start watching the NFL again if Kaepernick gets signed and that is the only problem that gets fixed. There are still other issues that need to be addressed before I can agree that consuming the NFL’s product is remotely ethical; between Kaepernick and Washington, we’ve honestly just scratched the surface.
I’m just sticking with the NBA for the foreseeable future. The NFL is a 20th century league trying to operate in the 21st century. They need to get with the times or get the fuck out.