Kaepernick Haters Get #BoycottNFL to Trend, and the Clapback Is Fierce
Did you think the Colin Kaepernick/national anthem controversy was going away any time soon? I mean, it’s been two weeks, right? Wrong. This story just keeps growing and growing.
The latest development is a bunch of First Amendment-hating, Second Amendment-loving hypocritical mega-tools getting #BoycottNFL to trend on Twitter. Some are hate-filled, some pretend that they’re staging a legitimate protest, but all are butthurt whiny nothing people who can’t handle a dude sitting down and exercising his right to free speech. (Sitting has really become a potent political weapon, hasn’t it?)
Here are just a few of their tweets:
Yeesh. Thankfully, as soon as #BoycottNFL reached the rest of Twitter, sane people were quick to point out the hypocrisy of boycotting the NFL for something as inconsequential as this — instead of its many horrific scandals in recent years. The retribution (or “clapback,” if you’re one of those hip young kids) was swift and fierce. Here are a few of our favorites:
Our feelings about it, like our feelings about most things, can best be summed up with a James Harden meme:
What do you think? Are you going to boycott the NFL? If so, are you doing it for an actual reason, or because you hate freedom? Let us know in the comments below or @WhatsTrending on Twitter.