Bosa feels he must hide his support for President Trump in order to join the NFL.
The Ohio State defensive end, who is looking forward to becoming a possible NFL draft pick, admits to self censoring on Twitter in an effort to increase his chances of becoming a professional athlete.
Nick Bosa, an ardent supporter of President Donald J. Trump who previously called failed athlete Colin Kaepernick a “clown,” now says he “had to” censor himself on Twitter before the NFL draft.
In addition to denouncing Kaepernick, Sports Illustrated reports that Bosa had posted a photo of Presidents Donald J. Trump and Ronald Reagan with the caption “Goats,” short for Greatest Of All Time.
According to ESPN, he curtailed his political posting and deleted multiple posts when it became apparent he could be chosen to join the San Francisco 49ers.
“Last year he seemed to delight in posting political takes, including his support for President Trump, on Twitter and needling dissenters. (He also caused a minor social media stir by criticizing Beyonce, Black Panther and Colin Kaepernick, all eventually deleted.),” wrote ESPN.
When asked why he seemingly lost his political voice, Bosa replied “I had to,” noting that “there is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”
This would seem to be a double standard where conservatives feel they must self censor and remain politically unbiased, while radical Democrats like Kaepernick feel comfortable kneeling during the national anthem, silently endorsing Islam, and otherwise alienating conservative Americans.
When Kaepernick left professional football, he launched a lawsuit against the NFL and settled for between $60 and 80 million. His lawyer now seems to believe he can arrange for Kaepernick to return to the NFL, possibly to the New England Patriots. In addition to the money gained from the lawsuit, Kaepernick was rewarded with a lucrative Nike sponsorship deal, and near universal adoration in the mainstream media.
If conservatives like Bosa had the tenacity of Kaepernick, perhaps the NFL would be forced to take an official stand on political expressions among its players. As it stands, it appears leftists are allowed to speak freely, and are then rewarded for doing so, while conservatives feel cowed into silence.