Kaepernick tries to spin his pro-Castro comments after losing in Miami

If you’re an average football fan watching your favorite team playing on a typical Sunday afternoon, and your team loses the game, you’re no doubt disappointed and perhaps even a bit annoyed at the outcome. However usually after the momentary letdown, you set aside your disappointment, brush off the loose and look forward to the following weekend, after all it’s just one football game, and they’ll be others.

However when a football game becomes synonymous with the emotional and political upheaval of an oppressed people, brought about by the sudden death of a brutal dictator, then that football game becomes a microcosm between all that’s good and all that’s evil to those fans watching history being played out on the gridiron.

And when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick playing against the Miami Dolphins on this particular Sunday walked out onto the playing field greeted by a sustained chorus of boos, you begin to realize that it’s much more than just another football game.

Crowd booing Kaepernick as he takes the field in Miami:

The young quarterback who only a week before the death of the brutal dictator wore a tee-shirt with an image of Fidel Castro, and once again sparked controversy when asked about the tee-shirt, saying: “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.”

Perhaps it was karma that only weeks after Kaepernick made that ridiculous statement, followed by the sudden death of Fidel Castro and now playing in Little Havana in Miami, that a football game between the Miami Dolphins, and the San Francisco, 49ers becomes perhaps as important and significant to those Cuban/Americans in exile.

The game had all the excitement and drama as both teams battled back and forth and as the game went into its final quarter it was Miami’s linebacker Kiko Alonso a second generation Cuban, whose dad fled the Castro régime for America, and delivered the coup- de-grace that ended Kaepernick run with a game saving tackle only yards from the goal and keeping Miami’s 6-consecutive winning streak alive.

Watch Kaepernick getting stopped cold to lose the game:

After the game both father and son had strong feeling about Kaepernick’s comments.

Kiko acknowledged: “Yeah, it matters, I didn’t read your article, to be honest. But I did see what happened. So, yeah, there were some feelings on my part.”

At which point Kiko’s dad chimed in; “I got interviewed earlier about what I thought of him (Kaepernick), and I said it’s about immaturity,” “He doesn’t know about the suffering the Cuban people have had. He doesn’t have a clue … He still has no clue what a ruthless killer of the Cuban people this guy (Castro) was.”

 

 

 

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