Cuban American UFC Star Jorge Masvidal Slams Colin Kaepernick As ‘Coward’ For Praising Fidel Castro
Jorge Masvidal may have lost his last fight in the octagon, but he's fired up about the protests in Cuba and Kaepernick's stance on Castro.
UFC star Jorge Masvidal has taken to social media to blast the “woke” former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a “coward” for his apparent past support for the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Masvidal Sounds Off Against Kaepernick
UFC star Jorge Masvidal called Colin Kaepernick a "coward" on social media on Friday.
Masvidal commented on a post from Turning Point USA via his Instagram Stories. The post showed Kaepernick from 2016 wearing a Fidel Castro shirt adjacent to a picture of the protests in Cuba.
— BiscuitEater (@BiscuitEatr) July 18, 2021
On his Instagram Stories, Masvidal responded to a post from Turning Point USA that showed a 2016 photo of Kaepernick wearing a Castro shirt next to to a picture of the protests that are currently happening in Cuba against the oppressive communist regime there.
Here’s a picture from Imgur:
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“Know ur history and facts cowards like this fool should be sent to live in Cuba see what they say after a day there,” Masvidal wrote alongside the images.
Kaepernick Stood By Castro Support
At the time the photo was taken of Kaepernick wearing the Castro shirt, he received tons of backlash.
However, he stood by it by saying that he agreed with Castro’s “investment in education” and “investment in universal health care.”
Hey, Kaepernick, where is that Fidel Castro t-shirt you insultingly wore to kneel against a flag that gives you liberty? Where is that weak knee now? Is it bending to oppose the Cuban tyranny? pic.twitter.com/iRtMuuVWyB
— Ismael Hernandez (@IsmaelHFV) July 15, 2021
“I agree with the investment in education,” Kaepernick said in 2016, according to Sports Illustrated. “I also agree with the investment in free universal health care as well as the involvement in helping end apartheid in South Africa. …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.”
Unlike Kaepernick, Masvidal and his family know firsthand the evils of the regime in Cuba. In a video last week, Masvidal explained that his family managed to escape Cuba, whose government he described as a “killing machine.”
Masvidal Talks Oppression In Cuba
“My father escaped Cuba when he was 14 years old,” Masvidal said. “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,” the UFC fighter added. “It’s not just because of the pandemic, or it’s not just because they ran out of medicine, because they’ve been out of medicine, they’ve been out of resources and food. Because of the corrupt government, the extreme corruption over there where only a few at the top eat and everybody else has to suffer – those days have to come to an end.”
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) July 13, 2021
Kaepernick is nothing more than a spoiled brat who takes the many freedoms that America has given him for granted.
No wonder a Cuban American like Masvidal, whose family knows firsthand just how evil the Cuban regime is, is so disgusted by Kaepernick.