In case you somehow missed this story, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen Tweeted a bunch of racist stuff back when he was in high school. This, from a Yahoo piece that uncovered the since-deleted Internet offerings …
Allen has said the Tweets were related to TV and movie quotes, and African-American teammates from Wyoming are defending his integrity and decency. Which, of course, is fair and probably righteous. For all we know, Josh Allen was a stupid kid who thought it OK to use the n-word as long as he was relating it to other sources. I mean, as I often like to note, youth is truly wasted on the young.
And yet …
At the same moment some NFL franchise is about to make Josh Allen a multi-millionaire, it’s worth remembering (for the 8,653,322nd time) that Colin Kaepernick remains without a job—for the sheer audacity of speaking out on police brutality against minorities.
Hell, I’ll repeat that in more basic terms:
• Josh Allen, unproven small college quarterback: Tweets a bunch of racist stuff, about to be rich.
Colin Kaepernick: Guides team to Super Bowl, knees during the anthem to protest police brutality against minorities, unemployed.
It’s a fucked-up world.