Even if you happen to don’t agree with him, you at the very least have to present Jason Whitlock credit score for being constant.Jason Whitlock Continues Criticismed of Colin Kaepernick
During an interview with Outkick, the 53-year-old was requested about what he would say to Colin Kaepernick’s supporters now within the wake of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitting the league was fallacious to not permit gamers to protest by kneeling through the nationwide anthem, a observe the previous 49ers quarterback pioneered.
Whitlock, who beforehand argued Kaepernick’s campaign was “stupid” as a result of he was making an attempt to repair individuals’s emotions versus altering legal guidelines, refused to present the previous quarterback any credit score.
“What was he right about? That police brutality is bad? I’ve never met anyone who believes police brutality is good,” Whitlock stated. “Police brutality is a societal issue that impacts all demographics. Police brutality is an abuse of power and authority. Racializing the discussion of police brutality prevents us from framing the discussion properly and framing it in a way that moves us toward progress. It’s a mistake to trivialize the heinous crime that happened to George Floyd by making it a discussion about a quarterback who used the issue to promote his Nike brand and a signature gym shoe.”
Later within the interview, he added: “Police brutality is a complex issue that cannot be improved by symbolism and gestures on a football field.”
That general perspective displays the message in a tweet that Whitlock, who was the host of Speak For Yourself on FSI up till final week, has pinned to the highest of his Twitter timeline.
It’s no shock Whitlock is continuous to go after Kaepernick when given the chance, as he has been a constant critic of the 32-year-old’s former technique of protest.
“If his goal is to raise awareness around the issue of unfair policing involving black men, he is using a silence tactic no other activist has ever used and, at this point, it’s fair to question the effectiveness of his strategy,” he wrote in a 2017 op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.
Whitlock additionally used to overtly mock Kaepernick on his present:
Since he’s now not working for Fox Sports, Whitlock is wanting into beginning his personal direct-to-consumer enterprise a la media personalities like Bill Simmons and Dave Portnoy.
How persevering with to assault Kaepernick will have an effect on that endeavor stays to be seen.