NFL Veteran Calls Kaepernick ‘A Marxist,’ Says NFL Would Be Foolish To Re-Hire

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Former NFL safety Burgess Owens said he does not believe the NFL should re-hire former quarterback Colin Kaepernick amid racial protests across the country.

The protests, spurred by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, have provoked the country to look inward at other racial grievances, including the NFL’s decision to release Kaepernick following his National Anthem protests.

“If Goodell allows Kaepernick to come back, if they allow players to kneel during the national anthem, I’m willing to not watch the game,” the former star and now congressional candidate said via the Daily Wire.

Owens then called Kaepernick a “Marxist” and said rehiring him would be rubberstamping his ideology.

“If it was a meritocracy he would be out there anyway; he would work hard; he would prove himself. He wouldn’t be taking someone else’s position. We’re looking at Affirmative Action for a Marxist. We’re approving their ideology,” he continued per the report.

The former safety then compared Kaepernick to another former NFL quarterback who protested on the other end of the political spectrum: Tim Tebow.

“If we’re going that route, we should also ask Tim Tebow to come back,” he continued, a clear reference to Tebow’s protesting of abortion across the U.S. “It doesn’t matter how long he’s been out of the game. It doesn’t matter his talent. He was a Christian who kneeled in prayer and was a positive on his team. The reason why Tim Tebow, as talented as he was with the Denver Broncos — the NFL didn’t like his essence. They thought he was too distracting … too distracting to his team and the organization.”

Owens added: “Meanwhile we’re willing to have the distraction of a Marxist, a Castro, brother-loving Marxist to come back and play that many Americans don’t want to see him play. I just find it very disappointing. The NFL lost 15 percent of their audience last time, maybe a little bit more. The goal has been to increase their base, their revenue by going overseas to places like China, Mexico and England. They don’t care enough about their fans who love this country.”

The Daily Wire reports Owens said he was upset by how many people are being convinced to believe the American flag was something to be ashamed of.

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“We have too many Americans now accepting the notion that the flag should be a place where people should be ashamed of or take a knee, that’s what it comes down to. I am disappointed that so many people are acquiescing today,” he said. “They don’t understand the American way; they don’t understand the price paid. They need to understand that we can’t be bullied and [also] that we’re not an evil country. There is no other country in the world with the mixing of races and tolerance. We have to change the current narrative.”

Owens also said:

I believe that a country is no better than its people and its people are no better than their dreams—that the ability to dream, to hope and to envision the possibilities is among the greatest and most precious gifts. Living in the freest country in the world we owe it to our Creator to “Dream Big.” It’s a free gift from God to bless all His children.

I believe that success is a matter of choice not chance. As we chose to control our attitude, we begin to control our actions. As we chose to control our actions, we begin to form habits. As we chose to control our habits, we begin to define our character. As we chose to define our character, we begin to choose our destiny and our happiness. Success is a matter of choice not chance. It’s your choice.

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