A petition to boycott the NFL if Colin Kaepernick is beginning to gain steam less than two weeks after it was created. Over the weekend, we wrote about the petition and at that time it had only 27k supporters. The petition now has over 138k supporters and it seems to be growing at a steady pace.
We reached our first 100,000 signatures in only 12 days, and have mailed Roger Goodell & the 32 NFL Owners to let them know our displeasure.
Now let’s make a real impact.
Colin Kaepernick is the first athlete in our generation to literally risk his multi-million dollar athletic career, in order to stand up for the injustices of people of color & police brutality. The NFL Owners have seemed to turn a blind eye to the situation. Let’s not leave Kaepernick hanging.
The goal of the petition is to get over 1 million signees before the start of the regular season in September and to put pressure on NFL teams to sign Kaepernick.
It’s time to target each NFL Sponsor. Every single one of them!
Sponsors work with businesses / personalities due to their appeal & popularity. If we can show them that there’s a LARGE segment of fans who are unhappy with the way the NFL has handled Kaepernick’s situation, then they will be forced to reconsider their relationship with the NFL.
Each sponsor’s relationship with the NFL reflects on their company as well.
In order to get their attention, we will have to make history. Our new goal to make this happen: 1 MILLION SIGNATURES by the start of the NFL Regular Season. Week 1 of the NFL Regular Season is Thursday, September 7th.
It’s doubtful that the petition will put pressure on teams to sign Kaepernick but it does show that there is a vocal opposition to the blackballing of the former Niners QB by owners.