According to Diddy, it just wasn’t meant for him to be a NFL team owner.
Hip-Hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was one of the last two people to bid on the ownership of the Carolina Panthers, but he recently told BigBoyTV that the NFL’s new policy prohibiting players from kneeling on the field during the National Anthem makes him happy to not have won the bid.
Calling the NFL’s National Anthem rule “oppression,” the Bad Boy CEO’s feelings about making a positive change in professional sports is now pessimistic at best.
“I don’t want to be associated with oppressing black men. I don’t want to be associated with telling grown ass men what they can do and not do.”
Diddy asserts that Black athletes, in general, must stick together and fight against the league, and he’ll continue to support their endeavors in the process.
The policy surfaced after Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before his now estranged San Francisco 49er’s took the field in the summer of 2016. Kaep did this in protest of the innumerable deaths of Black men that ended at the hands of often white police officers.