It was poetic justice at its finest.
Colin Kaepernick, the now-infamous San Francisco 49ers QB, praises Fidel Castro(wearing a Castro t-shirt at a press conference, no less), and only days ago made idiotic (and false) statements about how fantastic Castro’s Cuba was.
So at Sunday’s game in Miami (home to many Cuban dissidents), Kapernick was roundly booed by the audience. But it gets better.
Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso, who is of Cuban descent, absolutely hammered Kaepernick before he could release the ball.
Here’s the video:
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
Anonso admitted he was trying to get Kaepernick. He told The Miami Herald, “Usually, I just try to play my game. But I did try to hit him.” And hit him he did.
Alonso was so proud of what he did, he tweeted his tackle:
Vamos Coño !!!!“Vamos Coño!” translates to “Come on pussy!”
Kaepernick tried to insist he wasn’t defending the brutal Castro regime. So here’s where we let the Herald’s Armando Salguero pick it up:
Kaepernick claimed, “I never said I support the oppressive things [Castro] did.”
But, um, I was there. And the recording of the exchange is available. And I asked Kaepernick directly whether he was a believer in Castro, and he refused to answer multiple times.
And even on Sunday, miles from where a large community’s party over Castro’s death still had not stopped, Kaepernick continued to talk about how much he agreed with the now-dead dictator.
He said Castro instituted universal health care in Cuba and invested in the education system and supported Nelson Mandela when he was jailed. (Castro stood against racial apartheid in South Africa while instituting economic apartheid and approving the beating of black dissidents in Cuba.)
I was waiting for Kaepernick to say he liked how Mussolini made the trains run on time.
Sentiments on Twitter praised Alonso:
— Frank Martin (@FrankMartin_SC) November 27, 2016
— CubanSisters4Trump (@MaddieAndMichi) November 27, 2016
Kiko Alonso with the interception of Colin Kaepernick. Alonso's dad is Cuban. Irony thick.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) November 27, 2016In his press conference after the game, Kaepernick claimed his comments were “taken out of context.”
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) November 27, 2016