Remember the good old days when you could just watch a football game and all it was, was a GAME?
Now it’s not just about athletes and play action and stats. It’s about woke-ness and social justice.
We get gorgeous MILF J-Lo demonstrating how empowered she is as a woman as she flashes her barely covered lady parts and dangles off a stripper pole.
We have innocent little Latino children apparently singing in illuminated cages, a very unsubtle swipe at President Trump (perpetuating the false “steel cages” story).
And we still have a national anthem controversy.
Even though all the players on the field and damn near everybody else found their feet and managed to stand during the anthem before Super Bowl LIV last Sunday in Miami, there were three notable exceptions: Beyoncé, her husband Jay-Z and their daughter Ivy (who seemed engrossed in her phone).
TMZ snapped a video of the happy family, glued to their seats. Beyoncé appears to sway to the music, but clearly not to the words.
How interesting then, that our old friend Colin Kaepernick seemed to find this display a bit, shall we say…interesting.
Kaep and his girlfriend Nessa (Diab) both reposted a comment from Miko Grimes, the wife of NFL star Brent Grimes. On her Instagram Story feed, Grimes posted a screenshot of TMZ’s coverage of Bey and Jay seated with the caption: “I thought we were ‘past kneeling’ [though]?” She added a thinking face emoji.
The caption references Jay-Z’s comments in August 2019 when he was asked about kneeling for the anthem during a press conference and said “I think we’ve moved past kneeling and I think it’s time to go into actionable items.”
(Like sitting…instead of kneeling).
“No, I don’t want people to stop protesting at all,” he continued. “Kneeling — I know we’re stuck on it because it’s a real thing — but kneeling is a form of protest. I support protest across the board. We need to bring light to the issue. I think everyone knows what the issue is — we’re done with that,” he added.
Jay-Z of course signed a lucrative deal with the NFL for events and social justice initiatives, hoping to incite change from the inside. Riiight.
At the time, many interpreted his comments as a slap to Kaep. Apparently, Colin did too. And based on his “shady” repost this weekend, he still does.
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