Looks like Colin Kaepernick ran into some trouble on the field this weekend — and we don't mean with the ball.
The 49ers quarterback was booed as he entered the stadium on Sunday and got tackled pretty aggressively by Kiko Alonso, a Cuban-American Miami Dolphins linebacker. Alonso didn't miss the chance to document the experience on his Instagram with the caption: "Vamos Coño!!! #finsup #miamidolphins #cubalibre"
A photo posted by Kiko Alonso (@elbravo_47) on
Nov 27, 2016 at 3:08pm PST
So what's the big deal?
Apparently, Kaepernick wore a t-shirt featuring Malcolm X and Fidel Castro at a press conference a couple of days before Castro's death. He told reporters that he wore it because he respected the famed Civil Rights leader's desire to learn about other points of view, not Castro himself.
Kaepernick believes that Castro did do something right in Cuba, when it comes to education. "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," he said.
After the game, Alonso did admit there was "bad blood" between the two players.
"Usually, I just try to play my game," Alonso said. "But I did try to hit him."
Following the backlash, Kaepernick did make sure to clarify his Castro comments in the post game news conference.
"Trying to push the false narrative that I was a supporter of the oppressive things (Castro) did is just not true," Kaepernick said. "I said I support the investment in education, I never said I support the oppressive things he did."