The Left Isn't Giving Up on Colin Kaepernick
Here’s what the left just doesn’t get. When your industry relies upon public consumption of the product you provide, and your brand is what you do on and off the field, the fickleness of the consumer matters. The consumer decided that Kaepernick had stepped beyond the boundaries thus drawn by consumers and the industry which employed him.
The numbers tell the tale. A recent poll suggests that 26% of people who watched less NFL football last year did so due to the National Anthem protests. This is a big deal, and undoubtedly the NFL has taken note.
A good business understands that you have to conform to what the market decides on. I understand that one such NFL did that. Before they hired Kaepernick, they surveyed their fans. 'Would Kaepernick be good for our team?' (something like that). Anyway, much to the surprise of the left, most people were not in favor.