San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s political stunts have already made plenty of Americans angry. But when Kaepernick showed up for a press conference sporting a Fidel Castro shirt, it was crossing the line. And when the 49ers played the Miami Dolphins, the fans there made their fury known.
It was just two days after Castro’s death that Kaepernick arrived to play in Miami. And Miami has one of the largest Cuban populations in the country, thanks to its close proximity to Cuba. It was where desperate refugees fleeing Castro’s brutal oppression sought refuge. So pro-Castro fangirling was not going to go over well in Miami, where plenty of people know firsthand of Castro’s evil.
And when Kaepernick played, the Miami fans booed. Loudly.
Miami’s response to Kaepernick praising Fidel Castro…https://t.co/n9nUznQBxF
— Jeremy Bost (@jwbost) November 27, 2016
Sorry, Kaepernick. You just got schooled.