According to a report from TMZ Sports, the son of Martin Luther King Jr., calls for a boycott of the NFL games - not unless Colin Kaepernick signs a contract to the games. He also explains that if the fans were to stop watching the games, Kaepernick would probably have already been on the team. He also thinks that King III has been “blackballed” because of his ability to play at a high level on the league.
“What would change it overnight is if the public decided, ‘Okay, we’re not going to watch,'” Martin Luther King III said.
He also added, “The industry did blackball him, which is not good,” and says “He certainly is one of the most talented quarterbacks even today, probably.”
It might even be good news for Martin Luther King III - as there’s a lot of teams searching for a formidable quarterback for this year’s league, after Ben Roethlisberger left Pittsburgh for the year; Drew Bees had been out for the next two months after a thumb injury and both Sam Darnold and his backup, Trevor Siemian, are out from the Jets.
It had not been clear if the three teams are eyeing for Kaepernick, but MLK III hopes for the best.
"There are times when you need strategic quarterbacks who have a proven record," King III says in a statement. "And, certainly, Colin Kaepernick is one of those."
On a previous report, it’s been noted that Kaepernick hasn’t been on the NFL games since 2016, and that was the year when he protested on during the singing of the national anthem, drawing a lot of attention from the masses. Kaepernick also started the movement when a police shooting incident happened just last 2015.