Forget Colin Kaepernick—Jay-Z will make the NFL great again
The NFL has an image problem, and it’s painfully aware of it. America’s most popular sports league has been in a backslide ever since the controversial Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner in what he said was a silent protest to show solidarity with oppressed black people and people of colour.
When asked about the controversy, Kaepernick said “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Disregarding whether those statements are true or not, they split the NFL into two simple camps: those who agreed, and those who disagreed.