Super Bowl champion Burgess Owens slammed the NFL for courting radical anti-police activist Colin Kaepernick as the organization slowly transforms themselves from an athletic league to a social justice network.
Owens, who is running for Congress in Utah, has aligned himself with President Trump on the matter, stating he will abandon the game should the NFL kneel before Kaepernick.
“If [NFL Commissioner Roger] Goodell allows Kaepernick to come back, if they allow players to kneel during the national anthem, I’m willing to not watch the game,” he told Sports Illustrated.
Owens blasted Goodell for not getting a handle on the matter when it first reared its ugly anti-American head.
“The only thing that can change the league is to change commissioners,” added the Republican. “This has been going on way too long, it is four years of this mess.”
Owens continued by absolutely eviscerating Kaepernick should he be brought back into the NFL fold by any team willing to take a chance on him.
“If it was a meritocracy he would be out there anyway, he would work hard, he would prove himself. He wouldn’t be taking someone else’s position,” he explained. “We’re looking at Affirmative Action for a Marxist.”
Owens suggested NFL teams, under the same circumstances, should be pressured into hiring former quarterback Tim Tebow.
“If we’re going that route, we should also ask Tim Tebow to come back. It doesn’t matter how long he’s been out of the game. It doesn’t matter his talent. He was a Christian who kneeled in prayer and was a positive on his team,” said Owens.
He continued by accusing the league of disliking what Tebow stood for because “they thought he was too distracting.”
“Meanwhile we’re willing to have the distraction of a Marxist – a Castro brother-loving Marxist – to come back and play that many Americans don’t want to see him play,” Owens fumed.
He said the NFL lost quite a bit of their audience when they allowed kneeling in previous seasons and suggested: “They don’t care enough about their fans who love this country.”
Owens is correct in that any NFL team hiring Kaepernick at this point would be wasting a roster spot on a symbolic hire.
His last season in the league, Kaepernick led his team to an atrocious 2-14 record (1-10 in games he started). He voluntarily became a free agent after being benched and has since turned down offers so he can continue being a martyr for the cause.
Bottom line – He lost his job because he couldn’t deliver results. Four years later and he’s going to walk onto the field for a team simply because it will make the NFL look good? Please.
And what’s going to happen next time a camera pans the sideline and shows Kaepernick sporting his ‘cops are pigs‘ socks or Castro t-shirt?
Owens has been very outspoken in the past, shredding those who, while fans of Kaepernick’s protests, won’t allow Drew Brees to express his views on respect for the American flag.
“They are bullies and cowards and Marxists. Period. And I’m one of those guys that will never, ever apologize for pride in my country,” he said.
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