To: NFL Commissiner Roger Goodell

Boycott NFL & Sponsors if Kaepernick is not Signed

Boycott NFL & Sponsors if Kaepernick is not Signed

Its time to send the a message to the NFL and their Sponsors that our dollars matter by boycotting the NFL and their products for basically punishing Kaepernick for his position on social justice issues.

Why is this important?

As a national organization of Black Law Enforcement Professionals, we have always supported Colin Kaepernick stance on bringing awareness to social justice issues of Black people.

It is our duty as peace officers and members of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America to continue the battle for freedom, justice, and equality for all citizens.

After reading the USA Today article:

“What does it say about the NFL, and about us, when at least a half-dozen men who have been accused of physical or sexual assault have been welcomed into the NFL over the past week, while Colin Kaepernick still has not?

While some NFL teams were busy drafting names from the police blotter last weekend, Kaepernick was standing outside a New York City parole office, handing out two boxes of his own custom-made suits to men who needed them for upcoming job interviews. He has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. In March, it was reported by several news media outlets, including USA TODAY Sports, that Kaepernick will not protest the national anthem this coming season. And yet he’s still a free agent, so far unwanted by all 32 NFL teams.“

As a national organization of Black Law Enforcement Professionals, we have asked that same question, but we already know the answer.

The NFL is sending a serious message to the rest of their Black athletes that they better not cause any more trouble, even if you’re bringing awareness to the many injustices to your own people.

As Black Law Enforcement, we recognize this tactic; it’s even used in Law Enforcement when Black Officers stand up against the institution for police brutality and civil rights violations of our people.

The NFL is also broadcasting a message to people throughout the world that Black issues do not matter. It is uncommon that our children see athletes standing up for issues in their communities, especially for the many black men that have been unjustly killed by Law Enforcement.

As conscious persons, we must send the same message to the NFL and their Sponsors that our dollars matter by boycotting the NFL and their products for basically punishing Kaepernick for his position on social justice issues.

We are asking all Black Law Enforcement Organizations, civil rights organizations, grass root organizations to do the same.

NFL SPONSORS TO BOYCOTT

Anheuser-Busch, Barclaycard US, Bose, Bridgestone, Campbell’s Soup Company, Castrol, Courtyard Marriott, Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI/National Dairy Council), Dannon, Extreme Networks, FedEx, Gatorade, Hyundai Motor America, Mars Snackfood, McDonald’s, Microsoft (XBOX, Surface and Windows), Nationwide, News America, Papa John’s, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Quaker, SAP Americas, TD Ameritrade, Verizon, Visa,


Reasons for signing

  • When one of my sons was 14 years of age, we were at an event in downtown Atlanta. I had left my tickets in my car blocks away. My young son returned after 30 minutes to me with a boot print on one side of his face and cement print on the other. My son was holding my car keys and the tickets when he was cuffed and thrown to the ground and a cop put his foot on his head for 15 minutes or more stating that he was pick pocketing these people.
  • I won't be but about 6 of us that does this BC we r a weak bunch of folk. If it don't benefit us directly we won't move. Truth is it does benefit as l people of color especially blacks.
  • Going through similar anti-black issues at the UC. https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/award-folawole-his-mfa-and-end-anti-black-racism-and-employment-discrimination-in-the-uc-system

Updates

2017-09-24 10:08:38 -0700

50 signatures reached

2017-08-07 21:48:02 -0700

25 signatures reached

2017-08-06 06:23:47 -0700

10 signatures reached