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Colin Kaepernick says he's criticized because of 'stereotypes and prejudice'
CBS ^ | August 14, 2014 | John Breech

Posted on 08/15/2014 6:30:45 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms believes that Colin Kaepernick receives unfair criticism. Simms got a chance this week to ask Kaepernick why that might be and Kaepernick says it comes down to two things: 'stereotypes' and 'prejudice.'

In case you haven't noticed, Kaepernick isn't shy about showing off his tattoos. The 49ers quarterback also likes to wear his hat backwards -- and he thinks both those things are part of the reason why he's unfairly criticized.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbssports.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: kaepernick; tattooes
It is time we have the first tattooed-American president to send a message to the rest of the world.

I have a feeling Rush will mention this issue.

1 posted on 08/15/2014 6:30:45 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ya know Colin, I don’t recall Warren Moon being a big whiner.


2 posted on 08/15/2014 6:32:50 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: defconw

...or Doug Williams.


3 posted on 08/15/2014 6:33:19 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Everybody is a victim, even the superstar multimillionaires. About how many aspiring kids who want to be an NFL quarterback make it? .000001%?

Wow. Is anybody ever happy and just content to be a man and enjoy the fruits of their labor and blessings? Or does everyone have to chime in to how they are a poor victim in need of sympathy?

Oh, and about those Christians children getting their heads cut off? ...oh, never mind.

4 posted on 08/15/2014 6:36:38 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Tats and hats are CHOICES.
Anybody is fair game over the choices they make.


5 posted on 08/15/2014 6:40:26 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Timber Rattler
Ya know Colin, I don’t recall Warren Moon being a big whiner ... or Doug Williams ....

or Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson ...


6 posted on 08/15/2014 6:42:30 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Poor little millionaire baby.


7 posted on 08/15/2014 6:42:43 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: ConservativeStatement

Does this a-hole not realize that there will ALWAYS be someone out there to criticize and complain? More importantly, didn’t he know that public figures are constantly criticized for a wide variety of reasons?

So, who the hell cares if it is because of stereotypes, prejudice or just pure ignorance! Ignore the haters and keep on, keeping on!

I don’t like him and mostly criticize him because he plays for the stupid 49’ers - that’s all the reason I need!


8 posted on 08/15/2014 6:45:40 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Don't they do tats and hats to get attention? Then they get the attention. Then they whine about the attention. GROW UP KID! You are making millions of dollars to play a game.

Russell Wilson is a class act. So is that kid the Skins have whose name escapes me at the moment RGIII or whatever.

9 posted on 08/15/2014 6:45:57 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: defconw
Tony Romo is never criticized. /sarc.


10 posted on 08/15/2014 7:04:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Servant of the Cross

Russell Wilson is the ultimate positive black role model. Please, Russell, do not come out and campaign for Democrats.


11 posted on 08/15/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: defconw
RGIII Redskins Star QB RGIII Blasts ‘Tyranny of Political Correctness’ — The Left Freaks Out

Yeah. He's an unapologetic Christian too. Just like Tebow.

12 posted on 08/15/2014 7:14:01 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I don't really care about their hats or tats, but they do this to get attention, so they need to quit whining about it.

Just a note, if I go to a store and they have some tatted up and pierced person as a cashier. I leave. Judge me how you will. I think it's gross. I dislike the piercing more than the ink. They want everyone to look at them with that junk on. But some of us don't want to see it.

13 posted on 08/15/2014 7:14:51 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I like to watch RGIII and Wilson play they are exciting. Kapernick is just a big mouth with a big hat. He can play, but he’s not Joe Montana. There I said it! :)


14 posted on 08/15/2014 7:16:34 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He had a good season. 1


15 posted on 08/15/2014 7:19:12 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory ((ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government))
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ouch!


16 posted on 08/15/2014 7:21:13 AM PDT by old school
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To: ConservativeStatement; Slings and Arrows
"DON'T JUDGE ME, MAN!"


17 posted on 08/15/2014 7:51:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; GeronL

Probably has a tramp stamp...


18 posted on 08/15/2014 7:51:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Why is a football player wearing a baseball cap?


19 posted on 08/15/2014 7:53:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: defconw

I prefer QBs who can actually throw balls accurately and aren’t trying to replace the running back.


20 posted on 08/15/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: ConservativeStatement

walk talk and look like a scumbag..... then wonder why .... ?


21 posted on 08/15/2014 7:58:17 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: ConservativeStatement

I believe Kaepernick’s tattoos are bible verses.


22 posted on 08/15/2014 9:10:34 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: dainbramaged
I was surprised to learn that Tim Howard has a bunch of Tats. And he is also a devout Christian.
23 posted on 08/15/2014 9:12:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement; defconw; Obadiah; SJSAMPLE; headstamp 2; doug from upland; ...

I knew the media would bash Kaepernick because he’s an unabashed and open Christian, I just didn’t know so many Freepers would join in. I guess his being pro-life just makes it so much worse.


24 posted on 08/15/2014 9:15:42 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: defconw

I prejudiced against “mobile QB’s”. They are a quick fix for offensive coordinaters looking for the “Big Play”. All too often you get a bunch of turnovers instead. Then there are the injuries.

And when the “mobile QB” hits his developmental ceiling that same coordinator wants him to stay in the pocket & throw, don’t hold the ball so much, etc.


25 posted on 08/15/2014 9:18:00 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: nickcarraway

I said I don’t care about his tats or hats. But guys making millions of dollars playing a game need to just play ball and quit whining. He’s in San Fran and he’s not Joe Montana! He should ask Steve Young about that. Steve Young was an awesome QB, but he could not replace Joe. Sports writers are old men who never were good enough to play the game. The kid needs to ignore them.


26 posted on 08/15/2014 9:21:01 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Tallguy

Plus they tend to get hurt.


27 posted on 08/15/2014 9:22:16 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I didn’t like him that much because the lefty announcers so badly wanted him to be the best thing since sliced bread. They talked him up so much after 1/2 a season. After an entire season last year, he proved himself to be.....average. Not the best, not the worst. Definitely not elite!
Colin, let your talking be on the filed and quit whining!


28 posted on 08/15/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: defconw
The kid needs to ignore them.

As long as he has horrible performances against the Eagles, I wish him good luck. The Eagles have a nice kid at quarterback. I wish him better luck.

29 posted on 08/15/2014 9:26:20 AM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: Stentor

LOL, we watch the Vikings who I wish had ANY quarterback and the Broncos. Manning is great, but he seems to choke in the big games.


30 posted on 08/15/2014 9:30:04 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: vpintheak

What kind of drug are you on? The lefty announcers hated Kaepernick from day 1. As I guess they should, since he’s an unabashed Christian and testament against abortion. Those guys favored Russell Wilson from day 1.


31 posted on 08/15/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I knew the media would bash Kaepernick because he’s an unabashed and open Christian, I just didn’t know so many Freepers would join in.

LOL! News flash Nick. Colin is being bashed here because he played "The Race Card" to deflect criticism of his on field play!

32 posted on 08/15/2014 10:01:25 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross; nickcarraway

Wasn’t aware he was a brother. I regret publicly criticizing him. There are times (most) when I should keep my own Council.


33 posted on 08/15/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: nickcarraway

No drugs, simmer down pal. Russell is a Christian too. It cannot be denied the announcers have talked Colin up. A look at facts and statements will easily prove that.
He has a chance to prove himself this year after an average year last year.


34 posted on 08/15/2014 10:43:50 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: defconw

yes..immature egotist. He needs some of Montana’s grace under pressure.


35 posted on 08/15/2014 10:53:15 PM PDT by felixandbowinkle (let irritations pass and become truly happy and strong..fhu.com!)
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To: vpintheak

Kaepernick hasn’t received 10% of the hype Wilson has. Goodell absolutely hates Kapernick: an outspoken Christian, who was adopted, and from a conservative part of the country. If Kaepernick had a halfway decent offensive coordinator he’d imagine what would be.


36 posted on 08/15/2014 11:19:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: felixandbowinkle
He needs some of Montana’s grace under pressure.

Did you ever see Joe Montana play? I think Kaepernick has shown a lot of Montana's grace under pressure. In the first three playoff games Kaepernick ever started, his teams were down by big scores, and Kaepernick took it on his shoulders and brought them backHe was very Montana-like. Kaepernick is very humble. Montana is humble to the point of shyness sometimes.

37 posted on 08/15/2014 11:24:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Well..Montana would never flex his arms after a touchdown nor wear huge tatoos all over his arms. That is just ego stuff.


38 posted on 08/16/2014 10:34:21 AM PDT by felixandbowinkle (let irritations pass and become truly happy and strong..fhu.com!)
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To: nickcarraway

He does’t play as clutch as Montana..come on now


39 posted on 08/16/2014 10:34:21 AM PDT by felixandbowinkle (let irritations pass and become truly happy and strong..fhu.com!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is he running for President?


40 posted on 08/16/2014 10:41:27 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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