So, here we go again. On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Colin Kaepernick was set up to work out for the Seattle Seahawks, only to have the meeting canceled when Kaepernick said he would not stop kneeling.
After arranging for Colin Kaepernick to work out for the Seahawks this week, Seattle postponed the trip when the quarterback declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season, league sources tell ESPN.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 12, 2018
Previously, Kaepernick reportedly said he would not kneel if he were signed to an NFL team again, but obviously his stance has changed now. The reactions on Twitter to this news were pretty interesting, as strong takes emerged from both sides of the argument.
There were plenty who believe the Seahawks are absolutely right to take this stance.
Good for Seattle. It’s about time teams stopped catering to ignorance.
— FredoNotaBotski 🇺🇸 (@OverstreetJimmy) April 12, 2018
Very good to hear Seattle!!! They should make a rule to stand and respect the flag or not play in the game.
— RampCapital Jr. (@FieldMarshallOT) April 12, 2018
He doesn’t want to play. He just wants to sue the NFL and play victim
— Danny (@philly_danny) April 12, 2018
Many others were staunchly in support of Kaepernick, with some pointing out that this only further proves his collusion case against NFL owners.
He just used the stupid Seahawks to confirm his case against the NFL pic.twitter.com/uPPa4ejnbx
— The Question (@favburneracct) April 12, 2018
Welcome to the #NFL You abused drugs in the past? Play for us! You abused your partner? Play for us! Gun charges? Play for us! Kneel for the anthem to peacefully protest social injustice? No thanks.
— The Saber! (@thesaber20) April 12, 2018
Somewhat proves his collusion case…? He said teams wouldn't sign him just because of his protests.
— lil womack (@fark_Xx3) April 12, 2018
Another headline… employee can't find work because the employer is limiting his freedom of speech
— Ryan Kelley (@RdKelley_) April 12, 2018
Good for Colin. He shouldn’t decline. It’s a peaceful protest. And the Seahawks are wrong for this. https://t.co/1aCvfcMvyc
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 12, 2018
I thought the Seahawks were OK with players kneeling? Several players did it all throughout last season https://t.co/FTvx6fVSre
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) April 12, 2018
Clearly, this issue is still as divisive as it ever was. And at this point it seems clear that Kaepernick won’t be suiting up for another NFL team, ever again. If he couldn’t get in with the Seahawks, then he probably won’t have a chance anywhere else, either.