(Liberty Bell) – The left has gotten Colin Kaepernick, the notorious former NFL player and anthem-kneeler, out of storage amid the latest round of anti-racism protests and widespread civil unrest.
Kaepernick, who was a mediocre quarterback for the 49ers before the league decided not to hire him for another season, has been enjoying a comfortable life since leaving football which has included, among other things, a lucrative contract with Nike for a high-profile ad campaign and products which revived the divisive debate he helped to begin.
Now, the firebrand football star may get his own series on Netflix, called “Colin In Black & White.”
On Monday, the streaming giant announced that the series is in the works, The Daily Caller reported.
He would grow up to play in the Super Bowl and realize you never stop fighting for your dreams.
She would grow up to tell stories that matter to millions.
— Netflix (@netflix) June 29, 2020
The Hollywood Reporter had more details on the series:
The six-episode series will examine Kaepernick’s adolescent life, focusing on his high school years and the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today. Kaepernick will appear as himself as the narrator of the series, which will cast an actor to play the younger version of the star quarterback.
The Daily caller notes cynically:
I don’t even need to see a single second of this series to know it’s going to be so insanely cringeworthy. It’s going to build Kaepernick up as a martyr who had his NFL career stolen from him.
I’d bet just about anything that’s how this is going to go. I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
They also note that some of the lesser-known aspects of Kaepernick’s career include his having worn socks on the field which depicted police officers as pigs, his comparing police officers to slave catchers, his claim that cops can murder people with impunity and get paid leave, and his praise for communist dictator Fidel Castro.
Why is it that all the most divisive self-professed civil rights activists are communists?