Sunday on ESPN’s NFL Countdown pregame show, analyst Trent Dilfer made news for his take on Colin Kaepernick‘s National Anthem protest — when he said that it was the job of a backup quarterback like Kaepernick to “be quiet.” The 49ers QB responded during his postgame comments Monday, saying that Dilfer’s remark was “one of the most ridiculous comments I’ve heard.”
On Undisputed, Skip Bayless went even further, saying that Dilfer’s thoughts on Kaepernick represented a “plantation mentality.”
If you go to the place of you’re telling a black man, or a black woman, ‘You should know your place and stay in it,’ when you get to there, them is fighting words. That smacks of plantation mentality. You cannot go there. And he went there.
Bayless and his Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe have largely been on the same page regarding Kaepernick’s protest, as both have offered strong support. Sharpe was a teammate of Dilfer’s on the Super Bowl-winning 2000 Baltimore Ravens. During the segment, Sharpe expressed strong disagreement with his ex-teammate’s Kaepernick stance, and had little to say about Dilfer personally.
“He’s passionate. And he believes what he believes,” Sharpe said plainly.
Check out the full video above, via Fox Sports 1.
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