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Back in August, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick wore a shirt with an image of Cuba’s longtime dictator Fidel Castro on it, and he recently had some unnerving comments about him as well:
“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.
Miami Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso didn’t experience his dictatorship first hand, but his dad did, so he had some extra motivation for Sunday’s game against the 49ers.
On the final play of the game, Kiko Alonso, whose parents both hail from Cuba, destroyed Kaepernick when he tried to run it in for the tie.
Alonso enjoyed every bit of it.
“Yeah, it matters,” Kiko said of Kaepernick’s stance on Fidel. “I didn’t read your article, to be honest. But I did see what happened. So, yeah, there were some feelings on my part.”
“You two saw what happened in Cuba first-hand,” Alonso told his father and Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “I didn’t. But I do have feelings about it. So there was some bad blood there for me with Kaepernick.”
“Usually, I just try to play my game,” Alonso said. “But I did try to hit him.”
Kiko’s father, Carlos, also had something to say about Kaepernick.
“I got interviewed earlier about what I thought of him [Kaepernick], and I said it’s about immaturity,” Carlos said. “He doesn’t know about the suffering the Cuban people have had. He doesn’t have a clue.”
“He still has no clue what a ruthless killer of the Cuban people this guy [Castro] was,” Carlos finished.
Kiko chimed in …
“He’s ignorant,” he said.
Kiko also celebrated his game ending tackle on social media: