J. Cole stands with Colin Kaepernick. Following President Donald Trump’s controversial comments towards NFL players at a recent rally, the Dreamville boss called for a boycott of the National Football League in a rare social media appearance.
During Trump’s rally in Alabama, he called for the firing of any NFL player who kneels during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,” he said, “when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!'”
Kaepernick was the first player to kneel last year, and he remains an unsigned free agent. In order to make things right, Cole suggested that the NFL Players Association hire a third party investigator to determine whether Kaepernick was wrongfully denied a job as punishment for his activism.
Looking back on history, Cole said that boycotting the NFL is important and not as difficult as he once thought. “Some of us got grandparents that walked miles to work instead of riding bus, just to show the bus companies that they won’t tolerate racism,” he added. “So when I think about it like that it’s very easy on Sunday to say, ‘Nope, I’m straight.’ This may be the biggest opportunity we have ever been presented to come together and show the world and ourselves our true economic power.”