C'Mon Son!!!" is a semi-regular column on The Shadow League where we lovingly tap some fool on the shoulder in order to help them through some personal growth. Today's moron is former Super Bowl champ and current NFL analyst Rodney Harrison who criticized Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest by saying, "He's not black."
First of all, before we get into his lack of research, let's just look at his job description. As an NFL analyst, Rodney Harrison is supposed to know a lot more than the average Joe about the players in the league that he covers for a living, especially one so dynamic that he carried a team to the Super Bowl in such dramatic and exciting fashion just a few years ago.
I mean, how could you not know that Kaepernick's father was black? I knew after I began checking him out at the University of Nevada. I didn't have to do much digging because the stories of him being adopted and raised by a white family were more available than a firearm to someone with psychological instability in America.
I figured that the whole football loving world knew after his playoff run to close out the 2012 season, which culminated with him throwing for over 300 yards and running for 62 in San Francisco's 34-31 loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, aka the Harbowl, aka the Blackout Bowl.
Evidently, Harrison lives on another planet. But to make the statements he just made and start jabbering at the jaws, without taking one minute to jump on the interwebs and find out for sure, now that takes a special kind of fool.
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The former Chargers and Patriots safety and current studio meatball (sorry, bruh, but your privileges of being called an analyst have forever been revoked) on NBC's "Sunday Night Football," had nothing to say about what Kaepernick was protesting, but rather his depiction of himself as a black man.
"I tell you this, I'm a black man. And Colin Kaepernick -- he's not black," Harrison said on iHeartRadio. "He cannot understand what I face and what other young black men and black people face, or people of color face, on a every single (day) basis."
"I'm not saying he has to be black, but I'm saying, his heart is in the right place, but even with what he's doing, he still doesn't understand the injustices as a black man, or people of color, that's what I'm saying," Harrison went on the further clarify his position.
Ayo bumble-brain, he actually is black.
When the backlash hit, he took to Twitter to say:
I never intended to offend anyone , I was trying to speak about my experiences as a African American.— Rodney Harrison (@Rodney_Harrison) August 30, 2016
I apologize to anyone that I offended , wasn't meant to be hurtful to anyone. God bless— Rodney Harrison (@Rodney_Harrison) August 30, 2016
Last point I want people to know. I never even knew he was mixed.— Rodney Harrison (@Rodney_Harrison) August 30, 2016
I should not have called Colin Kaepernick’s race into question during this morning’s radio interview. It was a mistake and I apologize.— Rodney Harrison (@Rodney_Harrison) August 30, 2016
And in apologizing, he just made things worse. First off, you didn't know anything about this guy, although it's your job to.
Second of all, you're flapping your gums vociferously, being loud and wrong, about something a 1st grader could have looked up in ten seconds on a smart phone.
And lastly and most egregiously, what in the filth-flarn-filth does a person's race have to do with one's ability to speak up about something that's wrong on a strictly human level?
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I'm not a woman, but I can damn sure tell you that the culture of rape within the college football structure, and how universities and local police departments handle it, is despicable.
I didn't get shot today, but I can damn sure say that this epidemic of senseless violence in America is a disease that needs to end.
And even if Colin Kaepernick was not a Black man, which he most certainly is, you mean to tell me that his protest against the oppression directed at people of color would not be valid?
Ayo, Rodney Harrison, C'mon Son!!! Close the floodgates of your limited mind before more nonsense comes spewing out.
If you were as down as you imply, all you had to do was listen to some Ice Cube, who would have advised you to, "Check yourself before you riggedy-wreck yourself!"
Because saying dumb stuff reflects your poor mental health!