Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers punched their ticket to the Super Bowl with a 31-26 win over the Packers in the NFC Championship. The win led to G.O.A.T. talk, when researcher Ahmed Ali tweeted an interesting statement:
Funny how people can separate Tom Brady’s politics from his game, but struggle to do the same when it comes to Kaepernick.— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) January 25, 2021
Ali wanted to shed light on the fact that Tom Brady doesn’t seem to be affected by cancel culture the same way Kaepernick has been. And, in a way, he’s right.
Colin Kaepernick and his political stance couldn’t be overlooked for two reasons:
- He hasn’t been decent at football since 2015.
- His political leaning is the opposite of his audience.
Is this really a question that Ahmed Ali can’t solve on his own? The average fan of football is a hardworking, middle-class, blue collar conservative. Kaepernick should’ve known this before he decided to turn off his audience while playing awful football.
So, what really happened to Colin Kaepernick?
Was he blacklisted from the NFL? Are the NFL owners racist? Neither are true, yet it’s all we read and listen to on national airwaves. It’s lazy and shows that Kaepernick and our media have no self-awareness.
Tom Brady is allowed to support President Donald Trump because the majority of his audience agrees with him. Plus, a Super Bowl win thrusts him in a conversation to be the greatest football player ever.
As much as ESPN would like to ignore the facts, being irreplaceable in your field of work helps negate political differences.
So Kaepernick is trending because Tom Brady (a skilled quarterback) hasn’t been canceled due to his friendship with Donald Trump. Yep, makes sense. #LiberalismIsADisease— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 25, 2021
Months before his death, Muhammad Ali issued a statement against Trump’s proposed Muslim ban. Ali was clearly on the opposite side of the fence from plenty of boxing fans, yet his legacy remained intact. Literally no one mentions the fact that Muhammad Ali stood against racism for the majority of his career because he was the perfect messenger.
Football fans can’t stand Colin Kaepernick’s attempt to be the next Rosa Parks because he had nothing to lose by doing what he did. If the former 49ers quarterback decided to “shut up and play play football” the way Fox’s Laura Ingraham asked, he would be holding a clipboard for pennies on the dollar for god knows who.
His career was shot, and ever since his decided to be a martyr, he’s began cashing checks he would’ve never seen otherwise. Tom Brady can do what he wants because he’s earned that right, Ahmed. If you don’t like it, tell Colin Kaepernick to ditch Instagram and sign as a backup.