The conversation on whether or not the NFL is blackballing Colin Kaepernick has been a controversial topic and hip-hop star Common decided to give his take on the ordeal.
Following the NFL protests Kaepernick first ignited as a stance against social injustice, football teams have stood their distance from working with the football player and others who joined his protest, including the Seattle Seahawks. The team recently invited the free agent for a workout, but it was quickly postponed once they allegedly learned he planned to continue his protest.
However, Common told TMZ Sports that the former 49ers’ quarterback has every right to exercise his rights and Kaepernick should get another chance to play in the NFL.
“Kaepernick, just like any other human being, should be allowed to make the choices that he wants to make. He’s a really great football player and a great quarterback…Hopefully, whatever works out, Kaepernick will be able to play in the league…He’s a leader. If he feels like he should stop kneeling, he should stop kneeling,” the “Letter to the Free” rapper expressed.
Kaepernick’s talents on the field and hard work in the community isn’t going unnoticed among fans and the hip-hop star assured that the football player should be allowed to do both.
“You gotta allow human beings to be human beings. At the end of the day, they express themselves and then go play the game,” Common told the news source.