Cuban-American UFC star Jorge Masvidal has an issue with Colin Kaepernick.
Earlier this week, Masvidal spoke out on the “SOS Cuba” protests taking place on the island against the government.
“My father escaped Cuba when he was 14 years old,” Masvidal began. “And I’ve only heard the horror stories since I could process thoughts of how s— this communist regime, killing machine is. So I just want to shed some light on Cuba — big SOS signal for them.”
“This oppression has been going on for 61 years“It’s not just because of the pandemic, or it’s not just because they ran out of medicine, they’ve been out of resources and food because of the corrupt goverment and the extreme corruption over there where only a few at the top eat and everyone has to suffer
Masvidal went on to share a pic of Kaepernick wearing a Fidel Castro shirt from 2016 and called him a “coward” who should be forced to live on the island to see how he likes living under oppression.
Kaepernick received plenty of criticism when he wore the Castro shirt that also featured Malcolm X before the 49ers played the Dolphins back in 2016. Kaepernick defended his decision by saying he agreed with Castro’s investment in education but didn’t support Castro’s oppressive tactics. “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.
“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.”