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Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal With Disney, ESPN Will Make A Documentary About His Life

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Colin Kaepernick has reached a deal with Disney, and ESPN will make a series about his life.

According to Variety, the former 49ers quarterback’s life will be “chronicled in a documentary series developed by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal between Walt Disney and Kapernick’s Ra Vision Media production company.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The two companies will also work together to create content “that deal with race, social injustice and the quest for equity, and work to showcase directors and producers of color.”

 

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Who is asking for this stuff to get made? Show me the massive audience for Colin Kaepernick? Who are these people?

We know NFL fans aren’t impressed with Kaepernick’s national anthem protests, and we know they’re not interested in watching him do stuff.

 

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Black people have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized, and terrorized by America for centuries, and today are expected to join in your commemoration of “independence”, while you still enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy, and look forward to the day of true jubilation when liberation for all has been achieved.✊???? “But such is not the state of the case. I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn…” —Frederick Douglass, July , 1852

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How do we know that? Well, NFL ratings took a huge hit after the league was engulfed by protests and politics.

Now, we’re supposed to believe a bunch of people are interested in a series on Kaepernick’s life? Yeah, I’m not buying that at all.

For those of you counting at home, this is also the second series in the works. Netflix is already making one too.

We’ll see how many people tune in for this stuff, but I’m confident the numbers won’t be high.