Sports columnist David Whitley is under fire after he compared black San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to residents of San Quentin state prison because of his tattoos. Whitley said Kaepernick cannot be a role model because of the tattoos and defended himself against racism accusations saying he adopted two black daughters. He claimed Colin Kaepernick’s body art brings down the tone of the position of quarterback, which he considers “hallowed,” and that he can never be a legitimate hero.
Um, why is David Whitley picking on the black guy? How about David Beckham and many other white athletes whose bodies are covered in tattoos? I just love how David Whitley threw in the fact that he adopted two black kids. Strom Thurmond, a one-time member of the Ku Klux Klan, had a baby with a black woman, and kept it hidden for years.
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