UFC’s Jorge Masvidal calls Colin Kaepernick a coward over Fidel Castro’s T-shirt
UFC star Jorge Masvidal called Colin Kaepernick a “coward” on social media on Friday.
Masvidal commented on a Turning Point USA post via his Instagram Stories. The post showed Kaepernick from 2016 wearing a Fidel Castro shirt next to a photo of the protests in Cuba.
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“Know your story and the facts, cowards like this jerk should be sent to live in Cuba, see what they say after a day there,” he said. wrote.
Kaepernick was criticized for wearing the shirt. He said at the time that he agreed with Castro’s “investing in education” and “investing in universal health care”.
“I agree with the investment in education,” said the former NFL quarterback at the time, via Sports Illustrated. “I also agree with the investment in free universal health care as well as the involvement to help end apartheid in South Africa. … I hope everyone agrees that these things are good things. of the oppressive things he did just isn’t true.
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“One thing Fidel Castro has done is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than in their prison system. What we are not doing here, though we are quite capable of doing it. “
Masvidal shed light on the story of his family fleeing the Cuban regime. He described the Cuban government as a “killing machine”.
“My father escaped Cuba when he was 14,” Masvidal said in a video. “And I’ve only heard the horror stories since I could figure out how this communist regime is a killing machine. So I just want to shed some light on Cuba – a big SOS signal to them.
“This oppression has been going on for 61 years. It’s not just because of the pandemic, or it’s not just because they ran out of medicine, because they have run out of medicine, they ran out. of resources and food. Because of the corrupt government, the extreme corruption out there where only a few at the top eat and everyone has to suffer – those days have to end. “
He called on the world to join Cuba. He thinks it’s everyone’s job to publicize “these corrupt governments”.
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Masvidal, who has a career record of 35-15, recently fought UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman but suffered a loss after being knocked out in the second round.