Colin Kaepernick Called a 'Hypocrite' and Slammed for Switching Up His Stance on National Anthem Protest 'Because He Needs a Job'

Colin Kaepernick Called a 'Hypocrite' and Slammed for Switching Up His Stance on National Anthem Protest 'Because He Needs a Job'

Some believe the QB is in search of a new team as he's expected to opt out of his 49ers' contract this week.

Published March 2nd

Earlier today, ESPN reported that Colin Kaepernick will stand during the national anthem before games next season because he believes that his silent protest last year helped create positive change.

Try telling that to critics and fans alike, though. Upon learning of the news, people began to slam the quarterback, insinuating that his change of heart is simply an attempt to extend his NFL career. Kaepernick, 29, is scheduled to opt out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers this week and become a free agent next week. And many think the quarterback's 180-degree turn is a direct result of needing a job. Damn ... did they forget about all the times last year that he put his money where his mouth is to combat racism and police brutality? Perhaps so.

Here's how the news broke about Kaep wanting to stand for the national anthem next season and all those who sacked the QB, saying the decision is just because he needs a new gig.

  1. Here's How ESPN Broke The News

    This tweet set off the blitz of reactions.

  2. The New York Daily News Labeled Him A Hypocrite

    The New York City tabloid just couldn't overlook the timing of Kaepernick's decision lining up with his impending free agency.

  3. Stephen A. Smith Flat Out Said Kaepernick's Decision to stand is 'incredibly opportunistic' because of his pending free-agent status and that he's 'not fooling anybody'

    Stephen A. thinks Kaepernick is just trying "to prolong his NFL career."

  4. Bomani Jones Tried to Brace Social Media One Way Or Another ...

    Yeah, the takes on this subject will likely increase, too.

  5. The 'Because He Needs A New Job' Blitz Of Tweets Sacked Kaep Hard

    The thought is that standing for the national anthem will help him get another gig from an NFL franchise, which won't view him as a distraction of any sorts this fall. You buying it, though?

  6. Some people don't even think Kaepernick will be in the NFL next season

    In other words, this guy is saying Kaepernick will play in the Canadian Football League next season.

  7. 'Welcome to McDonald's ... May I Take Your Order?'

    Now, this is just uncalled for.

  8. Facts or nah?

    Any truth to this whatsoever?

  9. Can't front ... this is a valid question

    One would think that Kaepernick would kneel during the national anthem all next season with Donald Trump being as divisive as he has been through his early presidency.

  10. As Much As Kaepernick Is Getting Slammed For His 180-Degree Change of Heart, His Most Loyal Supporters Are Still Rocking With Him, Though

    They're telling his haters to take several seats.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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