Baseball Pioneer Hank Aaron On Why He’s Boycotting The NFL Over Colin Kaepernick

Hank Aaron says he will not watch any football games this season because of how the NFL has treated Colin Kaepernick.

Aaron spoke with Roland Martin from the Tom Joyner Morning Show in Atlanta after Braves honored Aaron.

Aaron said he was upset that teams were passing up on Kaepernick, hell the Baltimore Ravens, a team that Aaron supports didn’t sign him.

He wishes that a team would give Kaepernick a shot.

“I think he’s getting a raw deal,” Aaron said. “If you look at all the quarterbacks in the league right now, he is one, two, three, four. I don’t think anybody can do the things he could do. I wish somebody would open up and give him a chance to do his thing.”

Aaron also hopes that more NFL players will take a stand like Kaepernick.

“I’d love to see some other players stand up,” Aaron said. “I would love that, I think it would give him incentive, I think it would help him.”

Aaron is sticking up for what he believes in, and don’t forget Aaron went through a difficult time as well playing professional baseball.

When Aaron broke the career home run record set by Yankees legend Babe Ruth in 1974. Aaron said he received “death threats and hate mail”. It got to a point that Aaron had to get a body guard, according to the MLB.

Because NFL owners have formed what seems to be a pact not to sign Kaepernick, Aaron just wants the young quarterback to have an opportunity.

“I just hope somebody can find a way to give him a chance to play,” Aaron said.

The NFL season is only a few weeks out, will Kaepernick have a job in the NFL?