It was, perhaps, a bit of poetic justice that found the son of a Cuban immigrant tackling the communist dictator-loving San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to end the game.
Kaepernick, who recently showed his affection for now-dead Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, was dashing for the end zone in the final seconds of the game against the Miami Dolphins when Kiko Alonso, the son of a Cuban immigrant, absolutely flattened him.
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Kaepernick was already tangling when Ndamukong Suh when Alonso, bent him backwards, finishing him — and the 49ers — off.
Look at this picture:
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It was, perhaps, a bit of sweet justice for Alonso, after Kaepernick’s t-shirt incident, but also his sympathetic statements about the brutal dictator.
The Miami Herald reported:
At this point I hope Kaepernick is starting to realize how untenable his position is relative to the Castros. Even Malcolm X, who met with Castro in New York, for years afterward declined invitations to visit him in Cuba. I’m hoping Kaepernick understands one should not make broad statements about standing up for people’s rights, then slip into a Fidel Castro shirt, suggesting approval for a man who has spent his days on the planet stifling people’s rights.
And that’s exactly the moment Kaepernick shows how lost he truly is. Because in the next breath, Kaepernick, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, explains to me, the guy born in Havana, how great Castro really is.
“One thing Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here even though we’re fully capable of doing that,” Kaepernick said.
The Dolphins defeated the 49ers, 31-24.