Two days before Cuba announced the death of its five-decade long dictator, Fidel Castro, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was questioned for praising the former leader by parading around in a Castro T-shirt during a pre-season press conference.
Kaepernick is the same NFL player who has refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem at start of each game over his perception that the United States is a racist country.
Miami Herald sports columnist Armando Salguero, who fled Cuba’s oppression as a child, blasted Kaepernick’s choice of attire. Miami is the last place one wants to praise Castro.
But that was nothing as compared to how the Miami fans felt on the subject.
After Kaepernick did his usual antics of kneeling as “The Star Spangled Banner” was performed, he was loudly booed by Miami fans Sunday even before the 49ers broke its huddle prior to their opening play, according to the Miami Herald.
Miami Herald sports writer Andre Fernandez tweeted:
— Andre Fernandez (@AndreMHsports) November 27, 2016
And folks on Twitter loved it.
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— Cheryl Bailey (@CherylRenetteBa) November 28, 2016
@FoxNews his ignorance runs deep
— GROSS NEGLIGENCE (@sea329) November 27, 2016
And it wasn’t just the fans who showed their displeasure — the Miami Dolphins did also.
— Tito in Miami (@Tito305Sports) November 27, 2016
— ?? (@KrisMayhue) November 27, 2016
— Lisa (@Flyingright1) November 27, 2016
@MaddieAndMichi @Kaepernick7 think about it. Cuban kid stops Commie. Cuz God is good
— Odalys Casas (@OdalysCasas) November 27, 2016
Naturally this game ends with Kiko (Cuban descent) delivering a running thigh to Kaep’s head. https://t.co/HjmWwiDWcv
— Josh Baumgard (@joshbaumgard) November 27, 2016
And when the dust had cleared, the Dolphins handed Kaepernick’s head on a platter, racking up the fins sixth straight victory.
— Frank Martin (@FrankMartin_SC) November 27, 2016
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