Scott Clarke / ESPN Images)(MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was booed heavily Sunday in his team’s 31-24 loss on the road against the Miami Dolphins after defending Fidel Castro in a conference call this week. He also defended his comments on Castro with a reporter from the Miami Herald during the call.
After the game on Sunday, Kaepernick said the idea that he approved of Castro’s oppression was not true. The quarterback went on to say he agreed with Castro’s investment in education, free universal healthcare and helping to end apartheid in South Africa.
This isn’t the first time Kaepernick has taken heat for being outspoken this season. He began kneeling for the national anthem in the pre-season in an effort to call attention to injustices in the country. He had to clarify that he had respect for service men and women and was not kneeling against them and what they do.
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