A few days ago, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praised Colin Kaepernick for taking a stand during his NFL career, but not everybody was feeling his comments were coming from a genuine place.
Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, took to Twitter and threw massive shade at Carroll and the Seahawks on social media after ESPN posted his comments.
“You @PeteCarroll are the same person, on the same team, that wouldn’t hire @Kaepernick7 because he took a knee,” Diab explained on Twitter. “Don’t ever try to act like you were on his side. You’ve kept him from a job until this day.”
With calling Carroll out, she accompanied her word with screenshots of reports by The Ringer and ESPN’s Adam Schefter noting that Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem played a role in the Seahawks not signing Kaepernick in 2018.
“After arranging for Colin Kaepernick to work out for the Seahawks this week, Seattle postponed the trip when the quarterback declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season, league sources tell ESPN. More ahead on NFL Live now,” Schefter tweeted on April 12, 2018.
At the time of the visit with the Seahawks in 2017, Carroll called Kaepernick a starter in the league and emphasized they already had their quarterback in Russell Wilson.
“Colin has been a fantastic football player and he’s going to continue to be,” Carroll said in 2017, per Kiro 7 Seattle. “At this time, we didn’t do anything with it, but we know where he is and who he is, and we had a chance to understand him much more so. He’s a starter in this league. We have a starter, but he’s a starter in this league and I can’t imagine that somebody won’t give him a chance to play.”
Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016 for the 49ers.