The San Francisco 49ers had an incredibly close game with NFC West rivals the Arizona Cardinals yesterday, nearly upsetting them but eventually falling 23-20, leaving them with an abysmal 1-8 record. The team’s near victory was bolstered by a fairly solid performance by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, yielding 210 yards through the air with one passing TD and gaining another 55 yards on the ground and a rushing TD. Even though his stat line shows he is an obvious upgrade at the QB position from Blaine Gabbert, reporters had no inquiries about his Kaepernick’s play on the field after the game, instead opting to question him on his decision to not vote during last week’s presidential debate.
Being very candid, Kaep said that it would have been “hypocritical” of him to vote given that he had taken a stance (or kneel) against oppression during the NFL season.
“You know, I think it would be hypocritical of me to vote, I said from the beginning I was against oppression, I was against the system of oppression. I’m not going to show support for that system. And to me, the oppressor isn’t going to allow you to vote your way out of your oppression.”
The polarizing quarterback also made it known that Donald Trump’s presidential victory will not alter any of his methods of fighting oppression.
“I think everybody should feel urgency, to make sure we’re doing the right thing, building, you know, things the right way to be able to protect ourselves from the things that may come from this.”