Why can’t Colin Kaepernick get a job? He apparently can’t get so much as an interview.Â Even Spike Lee or all people smells something “fishy” about the the stone-cold reception Kaepernick’s talents are receiving in the NFL world.Â A post-brunch Instagram post by Lee that made headlines Monday could initially be dismissed as just another bizarro bubble in the celebrity fishbowl. But it actually illuminates one of the football world’s most fascinating and controversial spring storylines.Â In an Instagram post Sunday, the director and sports fan implored his hometown New York Jets to sign Kaepernick, who’s currently an NFL free agent. But Lee also wrote something more. His caption read in part: “How Is It That There Are 32 NFL Teams And Kap Is Still A Free Agent? WTF. Smells MAD Fishy To Me,Stinks To The High Heavens.” Kaepernick’s kneeling protests during the national anthem before San Francisco 49ers games last season became a leading national story. His statement in support of minority rights was copied in pro sports and well beyond, yet also drew many vociferous critics. He reportedly doesn’t plan to kneel during the pre-game anthem next year, believing his protests already accomplished a goal of igniting conversation. But Kaepernick might not get the chance to stand for “The Star Spangled Banner” in 2017 if NFL executives effectively blackball him from the league over last year’s protests.Â Kaepernick hasn’t shown star form in a few seasons. Yet his resume â a Super Bowl appearance in 2013 to go…more detail
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