‘Civil rights activist’ Shaun King wrote a very cruel and accusatory tweet to the Philadelphia Eagles for simply not hiring Kaepernick. He certainly wasn’t expecting them to respond in such an epic way. “The owner of the Eagles said he wouldn’t hire Colin because of his anthem protest, but hired a white player who called black people “n***er”,” tweeted King.
He also wrote “Dear @Eagles, I fundamentally reject the deeply offensive way Jeffrey Lurie characterized Colin Kaepernick’s activism over this past year.” The Eagles twitter page slammed him back by simply showing the Conversation from Jeffery Lurie explaining why he isn’t hiring Kaepernic.
“@ShaunKing Your recent claims are entirely unfair and inaccurate. Here is the unedited transcript of what was said:” tweeted the Eagles.
“Would you sign Colin Kaepernick if you had the need at quarterback? What do you think the owners around the league’s responsibility is when it comes to players who are demonstrating in the name of social injustice? (Tim McManus)” asked an interviewer.
That’s kind of two questions in one. Let me just focus on social injustice: It’s a big problem in America, social injustice. It’s a big problem around the globe. Anybody who wants to do proactive things, to try to reverse social injustice, I’m all in favor of. It has to be respectful. It certainly has to respect the military and the people that serve, the women and men that serve our country, emergency responders, whoever that is. You’ve got to, I think, do it in a respectful way. But I applaud anybody that can find respectful ways of trying to use their platform in some way to discuss social injustice. We all need to discuss it,” he responded. Not quite as terrible as King made it seem. Check out the full tweet below.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 14, 2017