“As far as I’m concerned, Colin Kaepernick is absolutely irrelevant,” said an ESPN personality.
It was a public criticism from Stephen A. Smith, a Winston-Salem State University grad, accusing the San Fransisco backup quarterback of being “a flaming hypocrite.”
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 11, 2016
It follows Kaepernick’s failure to vote in the decisive 2016 presidential election.
Kaepernick became one of the most talked about athletes after he first refused to stand during the playing of National Anthem earlier this year. He later decided to take a knee.
“I don’t want to see him again,” Smith said. “I don’t want to hear from him again. I don’t want to hear a damn word about anything that he has to say about our nation, the issues that we have, racial injustices, needing change, etc., etc.”
Smith later added that Kaepernick is “selfish.”
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