San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick is a sellout for abandoning his national anthem protest. Now that Kaepernick is a free agent and looking for a new NFL team to play for, it is convenient and cowardly to say that he will stand for the national anthem in the coming season, writes Trent Baker in Breitbart. This is not just abandoning his beliefs and politics for money but also selling out his fans and supporters.
NFL star Colin Kaepernick achieved his objective with his national anthem protest. The fact that he got the entire nation to collectively address issues of racism, police brutality and discrimination was the point of his protest. Therefore, his decision to stand during the national anthem next season is acceptable, no matter what his motivations are, writes Nancy Armour in USA Today, who adds that his protest had an expiration date.