Colin Kaepernick took a knee for social justice in 2016. He was blacklisted from the NFL shortly afterward.
Aaron Rodgers lied about being vaccinated during a pandemic. He received a fine of $14,650, which, considering his salary, is the equivalent of half a used Now-and-Later. And he’ll get to play next week.
Before you say that Rodgers was suspended too, no, he wasn’t. He missed a game because of COVID-19 protocols, not as a disciplinary action to his lying about being vaccinated.
Certain folks are making this more about “his body, his choice,” but the rest of us are not willfully obtuse. This has nothing to do with him simply choosing not to be vaccinated. Several players are already doing that.
This is about him, back in August, stating that he is “immunized” as a direct response to if he is vaccinated, as he knew good and well that in the eyes of the NFL, he was NOT vaccinated. Yet he carried on as though he was.
It is expected that Rodgers’ fans will rally behind him because of who he is. It is expected that Conservatives will also, because, well…they’re Conservatives.
Those who think they’re being clever will reference statistics. The truth is, we really don’t have to go that deep. Kaepernick’s highlight was his Super Bowl appearance in 2013. Rodgers won the Super Bowl in 2011, is a 3-time MVP, holds several NFL records and is regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. The end.
Kaepernick took a knee and endangered absolutely no one. Rodgers lied about his status to endanger thousands of people to include his teammates, coaching staff, additional staff, fans, Jeopardy staff, contestants and audiences.
Which proves something many intelligent Americans already know: That as long as you are a white male, you can get away with anything if you are *good* enough at something.
That’s it. That’s the post.
Just another day in America. Nothing to see here, folks.