Lewis is Ridiculously Wrong About Kaepernick
“Kaepernick has to make up his mind. Do you want to play football or do you want to be an activist.” - Ray Lewis
Edited on June 23, 2017 to add some clarification
Just so we’re clear, this post wasn’t JUST because Ray Lewis opened his big mouth. EVERYONE who is critical of Kaepernick for taking stand against police brutality is WRONG. This was just the latest.
It’s been said for years and I’ll repeat it: POLICE BRUTALITY IS NOT NEW, ESP. AGAINST PEOPLE OF COLOR. THE CELL PHONE VIDEOS OF THESE INCIDENTS ARE NEW.
We need a system that is willing to convict these monsters. We need a police force that can be trusted vs. feared. We need people who are willing to be vocal, demonstrate, and draw attention to these cases. We need employers who won’t fire us for doing the right thing. We need these folks.
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Wait. What? Is he seriously saying this? I want a refund for my Ray Lewis Ravens Jersey. I mean, when Ray Rice was cut, the Baltimore Ravens had a jersey buy back event because people were so upset. Where’s the line form?
This idea that people can’t walk and chew gum at the same time is absurd. Social activities off the field is what makes life interesting.
What’s happening to Kaepernick is not okay. It’s sickening. Here’s a man who took a knee for a social issue and is being blackballed by the NFL because of it. The same NFL that allows players come back after all sorts of crimes. DUIs, domestic violence, rape, robbery, cheating, you name it. I believe in second chances. This is ridiculous.
Watching the clip from Speak For Yourself made me think that Ray Lewis and Jason Whitlock had a damn face-off today. Imagine saying, "Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and all you other Black athletes, you gotta ask yourself do you want to play sports or do you want to be activists?" FOH!
And did Ray say something about having a BBQ for inner-city kids in Baltimore?!?!?
See the clip here: