Hostin: Kaepernick ‘Is the GOAT’ — The Flag Has Not Kept Its Promise to African-Americans
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Hostin: Kaepernick ‘Is the GOAT’ — The Flag Has Not Kept Its Promise to African-Americans

Friday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Sunny Hostin said former football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games to protest, is the greatest of all time (GOAT).

Hostin said, “The most patriotic thing you can do is exercise your constitutional right. Colin Kaepernick is the new Muhammad Ali. He is the GOAT. He has put everything on the line for what he believes in, and that is what a true American does. My feeling is that, and there is a lawsuit—let’s remember there is a lawsuit that Colin Kaepernick has filed with the assistance of my friend, Mark Geragos, and he has filed a lawsuit that the NFL owners have colluded to keep him from playing, and that is exactly what they have done. There have been depositions in seven cities and the NFL is going to have to pay Colin Kaepernick. I’m going to make that prediction right now because they are keeping him and it is wrong. It is wrong.”

In the next segment as the discussion continued, Hostin added, “I love the flag too, but it’s a different experience for African-Americans in this country. And the flag has not kept up to its promise for freedom and liberty and justice for us all. What Colin Kaepernick is calling upon people like you and people like me and our viewers and NFL watchers, is to demand that every single American has the same freedom and justice and liberty regardless of skin color, regardless of race, regardless of creed. And that is—very American.”



  1. darrell b edwards

    April 15, 2018 at 7:19 pm


  2. Linda Moker

    April 15, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    If you don’t like the way we do things in this country then get the hell out and take Kaep with you!

  3. Carolyn

    April 15, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Colin is a goat alright what happened to his 1 million dollar book deal and the promise that he and P Diddy would be financed to buy the NFL Panthers team? As soon as the NFL owners paid 89 million to ‘social justice’organizations the ‘knee’ disappeared and so did Kaepernick. His girlfriend, Jamele Hill, lost her spot on ESPN’s Sports Center and also disappeared. The book is who promised all of this wealth and success to them- then dumped them?

  4. Barbara L Welch

    April 15, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    this is the view not one of those nit wits has a clue about American history A show me a black high official in France, Germany, UK, Italy, etc NONE it is a matter of “CLASS” the rabble do not go up for high officials simply is not done!!!! And USA world wide has the highest ‘TOLERANT’ rating other than Israel and I think theirs is higher than ours!!! Both nation bad mouth by these morons

  5. Vic G

    April 16, 2018 at 1:08 am

    I absolutely agree with Barbara’s observations. People are who they are, nobody else, we do have a chance to make our own destiny, all of us do. It is how we deal with the hand of life we are given that counts. America gives the NFL players a million dollar chance at life, its what they do with it that counts. Millions would give anything for that chance. Colin blew it. He wasted his chance on 5 minutes of glory. Life does not work like that. That was not a clever idea Colin. I am sure you agree now. This works for black, brown white or green. You did not make the most of what you have got Colin. In my 70+ years, I have made many mistakes. I am not so well off now, either, but I am not blaming anyone else for my poor decision making. I also started out with nothing more than a will and a wish. Life is about choices, you make your own, good ones or bad ones. When you make good ones, you say “I was clever to do that”, when you make bad choices in life, you blame everybody else. America is one of the greatest places in the world for opportunities for everybody. The government has a huge number of coloured people. So does the workforce in general, those people all made choices. Colin, if you want to do something for those you are concerned about, use your wealth, or what is left, to do it quietly without the glory, you will help a lot of people and maybe no one will know about it, but you will have a far greater effect towards the goals you seek. Go do it, Colin.

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