Activist Shaun King Announces NFL Boycott, Then Follows Weekend NFL Games

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Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King is pushing for a complete boycott of the NFL over its treatment of Colin Kaepernick, but he appears to have kept close tabs on the league during its opening weekend.

King called for a national boycott of the NFL last Thursday, urging people to not watch any of the games or even the "damn highlights" of them.

"Don’t watch the games. Any of them. Not in person and not on television," King wrote. "Cancel any subscription services to the league — like Sunday Ticket — if you have one. Don’t even watch the damn highlights."

It appears, however, that King failed to practice what he preached.

On Monday, King took to Twitter, stating his view that Sunday "was a complete debacle for the NFL" and that the "quarterback play across the league was atrocious."

He then went on to give opinions on seven different teams he thinks "need" Kaepernick based on their Sunday performance.

It is unclear how King would have formed these views without even watching the "damn highlights" of games played.

The Browns, Texans, and Bears used high draft picks to acquire quarterbacks last spring.

King went on to post articles discussing the games played, such as an ESPN article on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who is being paid $13.3 million this season and is highly unlikely to be replaced by Kaepernick.

UPDATE 12:55 p.m.: King initially defended his boycott, calling it "a lie" that he followed the games. He argued that he "didn't watch a single game" and instead "followed sports commentators for updates."

King deleted the tweet shortly after it was posted. He then blocked this article's author from viewing his account.