Colin Kaepernick Slams NFL in New Netflix Documentary
| LAST UPDATE 10/31/2021
Colin Kaepernick has never been one to do things quietly. But thanks to his explosive new documentary, the former NFL star might have just outdone himself. From his time in the national league to the "power dynamic" it called for, here's what the athlete revealed that's got people talking...
It all started on October 29, when Colin in Black & White - a doc following Kaepernick's journey to the NFL - hit our Netflix screens. Safe to say, the shady series explored exactly that, and then some. In the span of 6 episodes, viewers watched as the athlete dove into the ups and downs of a football star - including his eventual detour towards social activism. But according to Kaepernick, his career swap was actually long overdue.
"What they don’t want you to understand is what’s being established is a power dynamic," the athlete slammed of the entire NFL process. "Before they put you on the field, teams poke, prod, and examine you searching for any defect that might affect your performance." From the eye-opening visuals (below) to the explosive choice of words, Colin in Black & White doc wasted no time digging in to the national league. But there's more where that came from.
In case you forgot, this isn't the first time the former 49er tore into the NFL. Back in 2016, Kaepernick first made national headlines after taking a knee - a sign of protest - during the national anthem of a September game. Little did he know the impact it would have. The truth? Nothing's been the same ever since: from fellow stars following suit to refocusing his entire life around activism, Kaepernick's time in red has, no doubt, been one for the books.
"To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way," he explained. "I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed... If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right."
Check out Colin in Black & White for yourself, and stay tuned for more updates.