Speaking of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and woke icon Colin Kaepernick’s comparison of the NFL combine to being an American slave, podcast giant Joe Rogan blasted, “What the f*** are you talking about?”
Rogan was interviewing comedian Theo Von as they discussed Kaepernick’s Netflix special in which Kaepernick made the odious comparison.
Colin Kaepernick compares the NFL combine, which allows all players of all races a voluntary chance to become multi-millionaires, to slavery. Anyone still defending this imbecile lacks a functional brain. pic.twitter.com/rMaKi7c6xh
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 30, 2021
Rogan asked Von, “Did you see that Netflix special where Colin Kaepernick is comparing the NFL to slavery?”
Von, comparing Kaepernick’s activism to the civil rights activist Rosa Parks, quipped, “Throwsa Parks, that’s what I call that dude.”
“Throwsa Parks?” Rogan laughed uproariously.
Von continued, “That is the lamest — I did try to watch it. It makes me sad. It makes me sad because it feels like the lowest — it’s like the lowest pandering for racism that you could create. It’s almost infantile, the pandering of it. And I think it takes away from, like real racist s***. It’s just like —”
Rogan interjected, “Imagine comparing the ability to do it or not do it, you sign up for it,. everybody — like, so many people who play football want to be in the NFL. It’s a goal. It’s a dream. You can make millions of dollars. And imagine comparing that to slavery simply because they measure people’s physical performance.”
“That’s what he’s doing; he was measuring like wing spans and the combine scores, like for weightlifting and speed and all that stuff,” he noted. “That’s to see how physically adept you are, how good you’re gonna be at football, so they’ll give you tons of money. The idea that this is comparable to slavery, whoever f***ing wrote that down and then he — the fact that he read it and said it, and then they had that video where they’re comparing the NFL owners to the slave masters and they’re shaking hands with each other: What the f*** are you talking about?”
“And it’s such a racist thing toward white people, it’s like, cause all the owners they are white, it’s just blatantly white …” Von commented.
“It’s insulting to the players, too,” Rogan pointed out. “Can you imagine, you’re comparing the players to slaves, the players that want to be there; it’s a life goal. It’s a dream. They’re actually NFL stars. They’re actual superstars in the NFL. And someone is comparing you to a slave. You’re making millions and someone’s comparing you to a slave.”
“It diminishes the work you’ve done,” Von said.
“It’s just absurd. … It’s reaching so hard. Just so hard,” Rogan declared. “No one watched that and went, ‘Yeahhh.’ If they did they need to go to a doctor. Someone needs to talk to you. ‘Have a seat on the couch. You okay?’”
Von joked: “Hit ‘em with those salts.”
Rogan added, “Wake up.”