The 49ers played against the Miami Dolphins, the home of many Cuban exiles who escaped Fidel Castro‘s rule. To stir up even more controversy, Kaepernick wore a t-shirt depicting a meeting between Castro and Malcolm X. During a teleconference call, the quarterback praised Cuba’s educational system. After plenty of backlash, Kaepernick later clarified his comments.
“I agree with the investment in education. I also agree with the investment in free universal health care as well as the involvement in helping end apartheid in South Africa,” Kaepernick said.
He then denounced the oppressive stance that Castro took during his reign.
“I would hope that everybody agrees those things are good things. And trying to push the false narrative that I was a supporter of the oppressive things that he did is just not true.”
The 49ers also lost the game against the Dolphins, marking the 10th consecutive loss for the team, the worst streak in the teams history.
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