Written by Chris Arps, co-host of the Tim Jones and Chris Arps Show
If there is one thing you will notice about me and my political commentary is that I try to be consistent. During the Colin Kaepernick-inspired kneeling controversy in the NFL, I emphatically stated that I had no problem with Mr. Kaepernick using his celebrity and influence to initiate societal change when it came to police encounters with African Americans. The problem that I had was the venue and the particular time he was choosing to express those political beliefs, which was during the playing of our national anthem.
My argument a few years ago to race provocateur Roland Martin was always that Mr. Kaepernick was at his place of employment (an NFL stadium) and because of that fact, it was inappropriate for him to express his controversial political beliefs on his employer’s time and on his employer’s premises. I also said that if Mr. Kaepernick wanted to protest or express his beliefs after the game — and not on his employer’s property — I was good with that also. I even suggested Kaepernick buy television ad time and run commercials during the Sunday, Monday, and Thursday games and during regular weekday programming.
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