This is how it ends, not with a whimper or a whine or even a protest, but with a bang. Two NFL owners just came forward and officially put an end to Kaepernick’s nonsense once and for all.
First came Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross who broke Kaepernick’s heart saying every player on his team will be standing or they won’t be on the team long.
From the Washington Examiner:
“All of our players will be standing,” Stephen Ross, a real estate developer, told the New York Daily News Monday.
“Initially, I totally supported the players in what they were doing. It’s America and people should be able to really speak their choices,” Ross continued.
But the Dolphins owner said he reconsidered his support for kneeling during the national anthem after he felt the conversation shifted from protesting racial injustice and police brutality to protesting “support of our country or the military.”
Next came Houston Texans owner who let it be known his team won’t sign any protesting players next year. From the Houston Chronicle:
I spoke with two NFL agents this week who said word is the Texans aren’t interested in any players who participated in pregame kneel-downs in protest of police brutality.
There is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood that as desperate as the Texans are to bring in talent, the pool of potential signees and draftees will not include anyone who has participated in protests or are likely to.
The game’s up fellas. Time to stand and honor the flag and respect the country that gave you so much or find a new job.