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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Colin Kaepernick Finally Comments On Fidel Castro

Colin Kaepernick is an expert on Fidel Castro, because of course he is.  Colin's 49ers are playing the Dolphins this weekend and with Miami's large Cuban population it would make sense the topic of Castro would come up.

Especially when Kaepernick continues to wear a shirt with Castro on it.  After initially avoiding the Castro questions by a Miami Herald reporter, he praised Castro's educational system, via Palm Beach Post:

When pressed about the shirt, Kaepernick first pointed out that Malcolm X also was pictured. Kaepernick said he supports Malcolm X and his willingness to be “open-minded” before forming his own views of the world. Part of that open-mindedness, he said, was meeting with the Cuban leader.

But when The Miami Herald reporter repeatedly asked about Castro specifically, Kaepernick said, “I’m not talking about Fidel Castro and his oppression. I’m talking about Malcolm X and what he’s done for people.”

The reporter, from a family of Cuban exiles, then accused Kaepernick of diverting the conversation because it was “uncomfortable” to talk about perceived support of Castro. At that point, Kaepernick said, “One thing that Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.”

Yes, Colin Kaepernick defended Castro to a member of a family of Cuban exiles.  What a fucking dick.

Kneel all you want during the National Anthem.  That's fine with me.  But don't tell Cuban exiles how great Castro is when you have no idea what you're talking about.