Fan Petition Calling For NFL Boycott If Colin Kaepernick Isn’t Signed Reaches 138K
It was just last week when a petition popped up calling for a boycott of the NFL if Colin Kaepernick wasn’t signed. At the time, it had 20,000 signatures. Less than a week later and that number has skyrocketed to 138k supporters, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Via Change.org, the petition reads as follows:
“We reached our first 100,000 signatures in only 12 days, and have mailed Roger Goodell & the 32 NFL Owners to let them know our displeasure.
Now let’s make a real impact.
Colin Kaepernick is the first athlete in our generation to literally risk his multi-million dollar athletic career, in order to stand up for the injustices of people of color & police brutality. The NFL Owners have seemed to turn a blind eye to the situation. Let’s not leave Kaepernick hanging.”
The main goal is to get well over 1 million people to sign the petition before the start of the season, in an attempt to put pressure on the league and its owners to stop blackballing Colin Kaepernick and sign him to a contract already.
“It’s time to target each NFL Sponsor. Every single one of them!
Sponsors work with businesses / personalities due to their appeal & popularity. If we can show them that there’s a LARGE segment of fans who are unhappy with the way the NFL has handled Kaepernick’s situation, then they will be forced to reconsider their relationship with the NFL.
Each sponsor’s relationship with the NFL reflects on their company as well.
In order to get their attention, we will have to make history. Our new goal to make this happen: 1 MILLION SIGNATURES by the start of the NFL Regular Season. Week 1 of the NFL Regular Season is Thursday, September 7th.”
Kaepernick is just a few seasons removed from being one of the most talked about young quarterbacks in the league after leading his 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance. Now, because of his kneeling during the National Anthem, he may have played his last snap in the NFL during the 2016 season.