What came to mind for me was Tim Tebow. How long did we suffer the faux-outrage of conservatives and Evangelicals when his eye makeup was banned? Or when teammates gave him flack for pushing them to pray? You would’ve thought Jesus himself had returned only to be told to say “Happy Holidays.”
I admit to not really being a fan of sports, so excuse my ignorance. But it seems blatantly clear the criticism of Kaepernick is irrationally partisan at best and racially-motivated at worst.