The losing legacy and just plain bad karma of Colin Kaepernick has been a dark cloud over the San Francisco 49ers’ 2017 season … even though Kaepernick has not been a member of the team since choosing to opt out of his contract with them in March 2017.
From 2016, Colin Kaepernick, during practice, wears socks depicting police officers as pigs. (Image Source: USA Today Sports)
The “woke”, sending-a-message-against-injustice-the police-President Trump-Vice President Pence-or-whatever 49ers managed to get their season off to a 0-9 start Sunday afternoon, losing 20-10 to the division-rival Arizona Cardinals at their home field, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Taking into account the latter part of “Kaepernick Era” for the 49ers, this made their record in their last 24 games 1-23, with a record in their last 40 games of 6-34.
Four weeks ago, as reported by USA Today:
“… roughly 20 49ers players took a knee during the anthem when San Francisco played at Indianapolis. Vice President Mike Pence left the stadium shortly after in what was believed [by some … but USA Today leaves those words out of course] to be a publicity stunt, and President Trump later tweeted that he had instructed Pence to do so.
Reid ranked among the earliest players to join [no-longer-employed Colin] Kaepernick in the protests when the quarterback first initiated them last year. He has taken the lead in San Francisco while remaining vocal on the need for change, even though Kaepernick no longer is on the team. …”