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Colin Kaepernick Dragged for Comparing NFL to Slavery

'So what he’s saying is that, by refusing to sign him, NFL teams were actually setting him free?'

Failed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was blasted for comparing the football league’s recruitment and training process to slavery in a new Netflix series.

In the new show, called “Colin in Black and White,” Kaepernick complained that the NFL Combine process was like a slave auction.

Players were “poked, prodded, and examined” for defects before the NFL Draft, he claimed, and NFL officials used this to establish a “power dynamic.”

The scene then cuts to a line of black actors playing NFL prospects who morph into slaves at an auction with shackles on them.

White slave owners, who are seen shaking hands with NFL officials, then bid on the men and whip them.

“Look at this here! Come on! Who wants this?” the auctioneer shouts.

For many Twitter users, however, the bogus analogy proved to be more than a little problematic.

Kaepernick was immediately mocked for comparing an elite process that accepts players of all skin colors and gives each of them the chance to become multi-millionaires to a slave auction.

Others asked why, if Kaepernick thinks the league is so oppressive, is he still trying to rejoin a team:

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