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.
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