Friday, September 1, 2017

In Honor of Controversial NFL Quarterback Colin Kaeperick, Two South Loop Bars Will Not Show NFL Games

With the NFL regular season about to kick-off next week it was interesting to see two South Loop bars make a statement (via NBC5):
Some bars near Chicago's Soldier Field say they won't show NFL games until Colin Kaepernick is signed, joining many in the city and around the country in showing support for the jobless quarterback.
Two South Loop bars owned by Kenny Johnson have said they won't televise NFL games in support of the QB without a team. The Velvet Lounge and the Bureau Bar are both part of the boycott.
"For us to be promoting 'Come into our bar and watch NFL' when all Colin Kaepernick was trying to do was take a stand on something that he believed in, I thought this was a way that I could support him," Johnson said.

Kaepernick became a hot button issue in the NFL and across much of the country last year with his decision to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem.
Kaepernick said he was spurred by a desire to draw attention to societal issues facing African Americans, including police violence.
Kaepernick was released by the 49ers during the offseason and has yet to sign with another team, leading many to speculate he's being blackballed by the league.

Not everyone is convinced Kaepernick's social stance is the only reason he's no longer in the NFL. Recently, 49ers great Joe Montana said he believed Kaepernick's sub-par play was another factor keeping him out of the NFL.
Good for them!

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