Colin Kaepernick fires back at Mike Vick for dogging him in public

Colin Kaepernick apparently didn’t want or appreciate any employment advice from former football quarterback Michael Vick.

Kaepernick appeared to take a veiled shot at Vick after the 13-season NFL player suggested he cut his hair to become more marketable.

“The first thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,” Vick said on FS1’s “Speak for Yourself”on Monday. “I don’t think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut. Why not?”

The retired quarterback noted that “perception and image is everything,” and he ought to know since his own career suffered after serving time in jail following a dogfighting scandal, CBS Sports reported. “I love the guy to death, but I want him to succeed on and off the field, and this has to be a start for him.”

Kaepernick, who has been sporting a full afro and has not been signed to any NFL team following his controversial disrespect for the National Anthem, posted a message that seemed directed at Vick though it never mentioned his name.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback posted a definition of Stockholm syndrome, in which a hostage or captive begins to identify with his or her captor. Though Vick’s name was not linked or mentioned, many on Twitter felt it was an obvious shot.

Vick later tweeted a message that appeared to walk back some of his remarks.

“The reason he’s not playing has nothing to do with the national anthem, it’s more solely on his play, but yeah, everything takes precedent, in terms of image, perception,” Vick said.

But after a Super Bowl run and six years with the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick doesn’t look like he is fighting off any offers to get signed and a simple hairstyle doesn’t seem to be the problem.

Reaction on Twitter was mixed while the debate ranged from what some thought was uncalled for comments from Vick and others agreed that Kaepernick deserves to be blacklisted for his actions.

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Frieda Powers


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