After San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick revealed that he chose not to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith went off on him.
During Wednesday’s (Nov. 9) First Take, Smith called out the quarterback over his decision to not vote, essentially calling him a “flaming hypocrite”, given his recent stance against racial inequality.
“As far as I’m concerned, Colin Kaepernick is absolutely irrelevant. I don’t want to see him again, I don’t want hear from him again, I don’t want to hear a [darn] word about anything he has to say about our nation,” he said strongly. “He comes across as a flaming hypocrite…
“After all this noise that you made, even though you didn’t intend to do so, by offending our military service men and women, and pointing out about how you wanted to bring attention to racial injustices and beyond in this country, to turn around and not even take your behind to the polls to vote for a particular candidate, it is shameful! Absolutely shameful!” Smith added.
“For him not to vote, as far as I’m concerned, everything he said meant absolutely nothing.”
"For him not to vote…as far as I'm concerned, everything he said meant absolutely nothing!"
— First Take (@FirstTake) November 9, 2016