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As NFL celebrates landmark moment, Colin Kaepernick says he's being 'denied employment'

November 24, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 23: The first all-Black officiating crew works tonight???s football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams at Raymond James Stadium on November 23, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

It was a Monday that threw into sharp focus the issues of diversity and inclusion that face the NFL.

However, on the same day the NFL celebrated such a momentous occasion, Colin Kaepernick tweeted out a video of himself training with former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid, along with the caption: "1,363 days of being denied employment.

Two general managers are Black and the Washington Football Team's Jason Wright is the NFL's first and only Black president.

Kaepernick's one-minute video which accompanies his tweet opens with a counter showing the number of days the 33-year-old has been without an NFL team.

Even Donald Trump has said Kaepernick "should" be on a team "if he deserves it. " This is from a man who once said of anthem protestors, that NFL owners of teams with protestors should respond by saying, "Get that son of a bitch of the field right now, he's fired.

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