Six players on the Las Vegas Raiders roster have reportedly vowed to leave the organization if management contracts controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in a shocking disclosure that has shocked the NFL community.
The six players, who have not been named, are fierce opponents of Kaepernick and his activism, particularly his choice to kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest against police brutality, according to individuals familiar with the issue.
One insider claimed, “The players are dead set against adding Kaepernick to the team.” They think that he is a distraction and that his politics will harm the team’s chances of winning. The source went on to say that the players had threatened to walk out on the team if management ignored their wishes and signed Kaepernick anyway.
The source continued, “The guys feel extremely strongly about this. They don’t want Kaepernick on their team because they think his behavior is insulting to the military and the flag.
Fans and commentators have already expressed their displeasure over the news, accusing the players of being bigoted and un-American.
One analyst stated, “Football is a game that celebrates diversity and promotes unity.” “It is a disgrace to the sport and to our country that these players are willing to quit over someone’s political beliefs.”
For his part, Kaepernick has remained silent on the matter, choosing instead to focus on his charitable work and his ongoing legal battle against the NFL.
However, the issue has caused a significant headache for the Raiders, who must now choose between signing Kaepernick and running the danger of losing multiple important players and appeasing their present squad while passing up the chance to bring in a good quarterback.
The source said, “At the end of the day, it’s a decision that the team will have to make.” In any case, it is obvious that this problem will take some time to resolve.