2017 has definitely been a hard year for Colin Kaepernick as he currently has not been signed to any NFL team.
Most of this is due to the controversy surrounding his stance against police brutality and other crimes committed against American-Americans; when he protested by refusing to stand during the National Anthem at games. Since then, the quarterback has seemingly been blackballed from professional football. However, that will not stop him from being recognized by the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture (SMOAAHC)!
via Baller Alert
The Smithsonian, which opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture in September 2016, will be adding some vital pieces of sports history. According to Dr. Harry Edwards, 49ers psychologist, several pieces of memorabilia from Kaep have been sent off to the museum.
“I said, ‘Don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on Kaepernick,’ ” Edwards told USA TODAY Sports. “ ‘Let me give you a game jersey, some shoes, a picture … And it should be put right there alongside Muhammad Ali. He’s this generation’s Ali.’ ”
The items were sent off immediately but are not yet on display. Expect them to be included in the museum within the next year or two, according to the Smithsonian’s curator of sports, Damion Thomas.
Colin’s protest will definitely go down as a part of Black History. His blackballing from the NFL still has not stopped him from fighting the good fight and donating his time, money, and energy to charitable causes and movements. We personally feel as though there should be a protest of the NFL. This organization is mostly African-American, and yet they have an issue when one of their Black players protests the murder of his people. Yeah it is says a lot. Chin up though Colin, we are with you all the way!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning