Charlamagne Calls Colin Kaepernick’s Letter ‘Pathetic’ & Says He Should Stop ‘Begging’ NFL To Take Him Back

Prominent Radio host Charlamagne The God has been a huge supporter of Colin Kaepernick since he decided to take a knee during the national anthem to bring awareness racial injustices in the United States back in 2016.

But on Wednesday, Charlamagne made it clear that he’s not a fan of Kaepernick’s letter to the New York Jets, calling it “pathetic and said.”

Kaepernick sent a letter to the Jets asking for an opportunity to join Gang Green’s practice squad.

“I wish that letter was never written. That letter was tragically sad and downright pathetic,” Charlamagne said. “Colin Kaepernick has let his setback become his identity, and I hate that for him.”


Charlamagne also called out Kaepernick not speaking for himself and using J. Cole to release the letter, which he called “wack.”

Charlamagne made it clear that Kaepernick was blackballed by the NFL and supports the quarterback’s activism. However, he is embarrassed by Kaepernick continuing to beg the league for a job after he called them out for being discriminatory. 

“I wish Colin the best in all his endeavors but just begging these same people you called racist for an opportunity is pitiful,” Charlamagne added.

In his letter to the Jets, Kaepernick told general manager Joe Douglas he “would be honored and extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and lead the practice squad.”

However, New York ultimately decided to sign veteran Trevor Siemian to the taxi squad as additional quarterback depth.