UFC Star Slams ‘Coward’ Colin Kaepernick For Wearing Fidel Castro Shirt

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The Blaze reported that UFC star Jorge Masvidal slammed disgraced former NFL player Colin Kaepernick or praising Fidel Castro.

Jorge Masvidal is a Cuban American UFC fighter who opposed the communist regime of Cuba. Masvidal called it a “killing machine.” Masvidal shared a messaged on social media that reads, “American leftists who know nothing about real oppression & communism wear images of Castro… while Cubans living in the horrors of communism and real oppression are waving the American flag.” The post includes a photo from 2016 of Kaepernick wearing a t-shirt with Fidel Castro. Masvidal added, “Know ur history and facts cowards like this fool should be sent to live in Cuba see what they say after a day there.”

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When asked about wearing a t-shirt with an oppressive dictator on it, Kaepernick claimed that he praised Castro for his “investment in education” and “investment in universal health care… I agree with the investment in education,” the former NFL quarterback told reporters. “I also agree with the investment in free universal health care as well as the involvement in helping end apartheid in South Africa. …I would hope that everybody agrees those things are good things. And trying to push the false narrative that I was a supporter of the oppressive things that he did is just not true.”

“One thing that 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,” Kaepernick continued. “Which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.”

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