Colin Kaepernick declined a contract extension with the 49ers, and according to an item at dailywire.com -- Kaepernick Refused To Stand With The National Anthem. Now That He's Jobless, He's Changed His Mind. And this:
After his refusal to stand was noticed during a preseason game, Kaepernick told NFL.com why he was protesting the anthem. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," he said. "To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
Yeah, paid leave is a real killer.
Americans are very forgiving, especially if they like the person seeking forgiveness. Unfortunately for Kaepernick, he has the bad luck of being unlikable. Furthermore, he isn't seeking forgiveness.
For a team in a regime more to his liking, he might consider switching to baseball and trying out for the Cuba National Baseball Team. Raul would probably welcome him with open arms.