Kaepernick Issues Fiery Response to ESPN’s Dilfer Who Said it was Kaepernick’s Job to ‘Be Quiet’
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who again kneeled for the National Anthem prior to his team’s game on Monday, issued a passionate response to criticism from ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer — who on Sunday said it was a backup quarterback’s job to “be quiet.”
Speaking in the locker room after the 49ers 28-0 win over the LA Rams, Kaepernick expressed his vigorous disagreement with Dilfer.
“I think that’s one of the most ridiculous comments I’ve heard,” Kaepernick said. “The fact that you say ‘You’re a backup quarterback. Stay in your place.’ That’s an issue.”
I would ask him to really have a conversation with the families of people that have been murdered and see if he still feels that way. ‘Cause I bet you he doesn’t, just ’cause he hasn’t experienced that type of oppression.
Dilfer made his criticism on ESPN’s NFL Countdown pregame show Sunday morning.
“This is a backup quarterback, whose job it is to be quiet and sit in the shadows,” Dilfer said. “…Yet he chose a time when all of a sudden he became the center of attention. And it has disrupted that organization.”
Check out Kaepernick’s full response to Dilfer above, via ESPN.
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