Because of his protest of the national anthem during games last season, many NFL teams are continuing to pass up on signing Colin Kaepernick to play on their roster. The quarterback noted that he would not acknowledge the national anthem until police brutality that kills unarmed black men, women, and children was acknowledged.
Since then, many have come to the football player’s defense, including a very vocal J. Cole who recently shared his thoughts on the Baltimore Ravens passing up the quarterback. While on a tour stop in Baltimore, Cole said: “Matter of fact, don’t y’all think that someone that got money, power, and fame should be standing up for them type of sh-ts?” Cole was speaking on civil rights, and continued on, saying: “Baltimore, the sh-t that’s happening here, don’t you think that somebody should risk their whole livelihood and their whole life to talk about this sh-t? Even if it cost them their money, their job, their life? Don’t that sound like Colin Kaepernick? Don’t that sound like what he doing? And he trying to come to Baltimore, the city that seems to need that sh-t for real.”