Stephen A. Smith GOES OFF On Colin Kaepernick For Not Voting: ‘I Don’t Want To Hear From Him Again’
So one would think that in an effort to help promote the changes he and many others would like to see happen in this country he would use his right to vote.
Amazingly, he did not, and that did not sit well with Stephen A. Smith, who on ESPN’s First Take Wednesday called Kaepernick a “flaming hypocrite.”
“As far as I’m concerned Colin Kaepernick is absolutely irrelevant. I don’t want to see him again. I don’t want to hear from him again. I don’t want to hear a damn word he has to say about our nation, the issues we have, racial injustices, needing change, etc.
“Him of all people, because of the position he took, because of the attention he brought to the issues — the fact that you don’t even have the decency to go to the polls and activate yourself in this election is a damn shame.”
“He comes across as a flaming hypocrite. Quite frankly, I hope he goes away. He’s lucky to be in the league right now.”
Harsh words, but completely understandable. If you have a tool at your disposal that might even give you the slightest chance of making a positive change and you don’t even use it, then people are certainly going to question your actions.