On a weekend right after the Fourth of July news is slow in the NFL right now. So bloggers all over the internet are thanking Colin Kaepernick this Saturday as after being put on blast for breaking one of the cardinal sins in sports in wearing a Miami Dolphins hat, Kaepernick defended his position on instagram of all places. With the Dolphins hat in question in his hand and a smug duckface like pose (Because this is Instagram after all) Kaepernick told everyone to calm down and that he will wear what he wants and leave his allegiances to the football field:
“This the hat y’all mad at?” Kaeperick said on his Instagram account. “I’m goin wear what I want regardless of what you think, all you need to worry about is the fact that I grind for my teammates and the 49ers! I plan on doin this until they won’t let me in the building! #ridiculous#y’allmustbebored.”
Kaepernick has a point, he can “wear whatever he wants” and no one can dispute that, but as the face of a franchise that just went to the Super Bowl, you should expect fans to be passionate enough to call out their quarterback for wearing the hat of another NFL team.
No true fan wants to see any member of the fan’s favorite team wearing another team’s colors. And no true fan wants to be lectured by the player who commits one of the few cardinal sins of sports, one that could easily be solved by wearing a different snapback. Perhaps a Miami Hurricanes one would suffice.
This really is a non story that is only getting traction because there is very little to talk about right now, but Kaepernick comes off as a tool in this situation. Wearing the Dolphins snapback was bad enough, but going on instagram and doing a smug duckface and defending yourself is something a high school football player would do.
It could have been worse and been an NFC West team, but none of those franchises have nice gear anyways. Perhaps the next time Kaeperninck is taking college girl selfies on Instagram he could rock a nice Silver and Black Raiders throwback.