Kaepernick didn’t even vote?
By CJ Wittman
Colin Kaepernick has been making a name for himself in the NFL over the course of a couple months, but not for his performance on the field. Kaepernick, now a backup QB for the San Francisco 49ers, has been taking a knee for the national anthem before every game to protest the hate in our country. This caused a huge controversy in the sports world and has even caused many other players to follow his movement. Many fans completely hate this case because of the thought of disrespect to the servicemen and women who fought for this country. Others support Colin as he kneels each game during the national anthem because of its method of peaceful protest.
Yesterday, Kaepernick announced to the media that he did not vote in the 2016 Presidential election. This caused an outrage from famous ESPN anchor Stephen A. Smith as he claims “As far as I am concerned, Colin Kaepernick is absolutely irrelevant. I don’t want to see him again; I don’t want to hear from him again, the issues that we have, racial injustices, needing change, etcetera, etcetera. He comes across as a flaming hypocrite.”
Smith is known for his short temper and wild personality, but did Kaepernick really defeat his own battle? Is kneeling for the national anthem and not voting really that bad?