ESPN’s Stephen Smith excoriates ‘flaming hypocrite’ Kaepernick for what he DIDN’T do on Election Day

Is it really political change that drives NFL lightweight Colin Kaepernick, or is it merely attention he craves?

If the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s actions — or rather inactions — on November 8 are any indication, it’s the latter, and it was enough for ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith to give him the dressing down of his life.

Although Kaepernick claims to speak for oppressed minorities by taking a knee or sitting on his hindquarters while the national anthem plays, he neglected to take an hour out of his pampered life to actually vote his principles on Tuesday — and it didn’t escape Smith’s attention.

“As far as I am concerned, Colin Kaepernick is absolutely irrelevant,” Smith said in an epic rant that was posted to ESPN “First Take’s” Facebook page. “I don’t want to see him again; I don’t want to hear from him again; I don’t wanna hear a damn word about anything he say to say about our nation — the issues that we have, racial injustices, needing change, etcetera, etcetera. He comes across as a flaming hypocrite.”

‘Not my president!’ Vandals set fires, smash windows, shut down streets in California after Trump win

And that was just the warmup for Smith.

“After all this noise that you made, even though you didn’t intend to do so by offending our military servicemen and women…to turn around and not to even take your behind to the polls to vote for a particular candidate — it is shameful! Absolutely shameful!” he said.

‘CNN crew on suicide watch’: Despondent Wolf Blitzer gets mocked mercilessly as Trump wins

“Him of all people, because of the position he took, because of the attention he brought to the issues, the fact that you don’t even have the decency to go to the polls and activate yourself in this election, as our president said, is a damn same. I don’t want to hear another word from Colin Kaepernick! It’s a waste of time.”

Then Smith hit Kaepernick where it really hurt — the NFLer’s mediocre performance on the gridiron and called for a media blackout of the coddled quarterback.

“I would personally make a request to the media in this nation,” he said. “Wherever he is, if he ain’t on that football field trying to throw another damn incomplete pass, do me a favor and make sure of one thing: Take the camera away from him. It means nothing!”

But wait! Smith wasn’t done. After posting the video he sent out this tweet, which received nearly 13,000 “likes” in less than a day.

Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast  HERE


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles