Rep. Joe Kennedy took to social media earlier this week and not only called on the NFL to apologize to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but stated his home state team, the New England Patriots, should sign him.
“The NFL should apologize to Colin Kaepernick and the Patriots should sign him,” Kennedy, who is running for Senate, wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that has since racked up more than 78,000 likes and more than 10,000 retweets.
As Kaepernick still sits without a team, many are pointing to the Patriots as the team that should bring him in as a free agent.
“Carroll said he got a phone call from another NFL team today asking about Kaepernick. Says he’d never before gotten one about Kaepernick. Wouldn’t say which team but says he thinks that’s proof a team is interested in him.”
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe insists Kaepernick and the Patriots are perfect for each other. Finn writes:
“I bring this up now because there is another ostracized football player searching for the right fit. He has been searching for three full seasons, even though he long ago proved his worthiness in the league. And the place he should go to revive his career — the place that should give him that chance — has never been clearer.
The Patriots are the team that should do the right thing. They should sign Colin Kaepernick.”
PatsFans.com’s Mark Morse echoed similar sentiments as Finn as well:
“Patriots, show the world that you are serious about this issue, sign Kaepernick; give him back the forum that he once had as a NFL player. Have the discussion with him and others so that it might foster a level of comprehension and new way of thinking.
By signing him you know that you will be opening up to, a media circus, and the accompanying backlash surrounding him and the issues of racial equality and police brutality. If you truly want to make a difference, however, bringing Kaepernick back into the NFL fold would be one giant step towards it.”
Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016, when he became the first football player to kneel during the national anthem before games to protest police brutality and racial inequality in the country.
Four years later and everybody is now realizing that he was right after the police-related death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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