New reports are coming in stating that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick demanded a staggering $20 million to return to football by playing for the new XFL football league.
Breitbart reported that though XFL head Vince McMahon has let it be known that he is willing to pay players between $45,000 and $200,000 to play, Kaepernick still made the outrageous demand of $20 million.
“Anyone who plays the game of football well and meets our criteria in terms of quality of human being, why not?” McMahon said when asked about Kaepernick. “As long as everyone abides by the rules as laid down.”You Might Also Like
Unsurprisingly, McMahon was not having any of Kaepernick’s demands and promptly turned him down.
Since leaving the 49ers in 2017, Kaepernick has yet to be signed by another team, much to the dismay of many on the left who say that he has been blacklisted for racial reasons. Kaepernick made headlines in 2016 when he started taking a knee during the national anthem before his games to protest against racial inequality in the United States. Though some say that Kaepernick has been blacklisted because of racism, others have pointed out that he was a subpar quarterback who led his team to a losing record the same year of his distracting protests.
If Kaepernick really just wanted to play football again and did not care about money, as many social justice warriors have been saying, one would think that he would jump at the chance to play for the new football league. The fact that he asked for so much money, however, indicates that Kaepernick may now be more interested in making a fortune for himself rather than actually playing football. After all, his racially protests paid off for him in a big way when he signed his lucrative deal with Nike last year.
Making this even more interesting ism the fact that McMahon has said that the XFL will not allow players to kneel during the national anthem. It seems that for millions of dollars, Kaepernick was willing to sell out and ditch his racial protests for good.