Kaepernick Says Stereotypes & Prejudice are Reasons He’s Criticized (Video)

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Not to go all Mark Cuban on you, but this is a slippery slope when you are talking what is fair and unfair critiques of athletes.

I think the one-thing Kaepernick does, is clarify that he believe criticism about his tattoos, the way he speaks and his attire in regard to his ability to lead a team are unfair in this video provided by Bleacher Report.

Two things should be pointed out. It doesn’t matter if you are white, black or Kaepernick, you aren’t beyond being critiqued for your performance on the field and any mistakes you make off the field. That is fair game. But, as journalists and fans you can’t blend in tattoos and somehow try to associate that with quarterback rating, that is stereotypical and prejudice.

Second thing, Chris Simms, I am sure is a nice guy, but the interview seemed more like a fan interview, than a reporter interview. That was just my observation, seemed a bit too giddy to be speaking to his “Top 5 Quarterback”.

I appreciate Kap’s honesty, I would have like Simms to have asked him how does he feel about people who critique for his play and nothing else, because there is nothing unfair about those critiques even if you disagree with them.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. This is some real stuff. Honestly black QBs always more criticized than whites. There is no way Sam Bradford would be a starting QB in the NFL if he was black. EJ Manuel haven’t played a full season in the NFL and ESPN already trying to call him a bust and run him out of town. Matt Stafford has the best WR in the game on his team and he’s never made a pro bowl before.

    • Deon. Shut up. Simply untrue and a Pro-racist statement. under no circumstance is this guys talents based on his skin color. you are a fool for saying so.

  2. You should tag Shehawks as well since you’re clearly a jealous Shehawks fan. Kap has an exponentially higher ceiling than Wilson, he’ll pass him this year and keep getting better. Wilson is a game manager/calculated risk taker.

  3. Kap is barely in the top ten if even that. The hype would be half of what it is if he played for the bills. He is a mobile QB who is a decent passer at best. Kaepernick’s best season isn’t even better than Kordell Stewarts best season. The only reason I compare them is because I think they are similar in styles. Kaepernick seems to have more upside than kordell but to this point he hasn’t been any better. The stereotype excuse is weak. Warren moon and Doug Williams had to deal with real adversity in a time that was less accepting of their position. Kaepernick is just making excuses.

  4. Actually everything Deon stated was nothing short of factually and that’s rather disrespectful to tell an adult to shut up simply cause your view or opinion differ Tyson… Nowner in saying loom at the facts or numbers why is Sam Bradford unquestion as a starter he has had more than enough time as a starter to either show greatness or backup Qb Talent.. Matthew Strafford the same deal.. I even question this MATTY ICE for the Falcons he has had a hall of fame tight more than above average wide receivers yet he can’t win a playoff game but they praised him as the successor of Vick and they still aren’t a serious factor for nothing championship wise not even expected to win the the division… and I can go on an on with these Qb who gets a pass versus the few minority Qb’s who don’t. …. and this is my opinion

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