Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers played the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and the quarterback was met with loud boos from the crowd.
The boos come on the heels of his comments in which he defended Fidel Castro while referencing his decision to kneel during the national anthem.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Kaepernick was grilled on a media conference call on Wednesday by a Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero about a t-shirt he wore back in August at a press conference that showed a meeting between Malcolm X and Castro.
“I’m not talking about Fidel Castro and his oppression. I’m talking about Malcolm X and what he’s done for people,” Kaepernick said.
The reporter, who comes from a family of Cuban immigrants who left deflected from Cuba, then accused Kaepernick of shying away from the question because it was “uncomfortable” to discuss about his alleged support of Castro. Kaepernick then reportedly replied to the Cuban-born reporter with, “One thing that Fidel Castro did do is [Cubans] 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.”
As the conversation continued to intensify, Salguero told Kaepernick that Castro broke many families up from his regime. Kaepernick then defended Castro by comparing the reporter’s quip to the U.S. doing the same to Native American families:
“We do break up families here.” He added, “That’s what mass incarceration is. That was the foundation of slavery so our country has been based on that as well as the genocide of native Americans.”
Kaepernick was then questioned if he parallels incarceration with breaking up families. He finalized his point when he stated, “I’m equating the breaking up of families with the breaking up of families.”
Miami is a huge Cuban-American enclave, where several families fled from Cuba to the south Florida border to exile the regime of the infamous Communist dictator. After Castro’s death on Nov. 25, thousands in the Little Havana section of Miami rejoiced with no remorse.
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