The Michael Vick vs. Colin Kaepernick’s afro saga has become a hairy controversy.
The dispute between the two footballers erupted earlier this week, after Vick commented on Kaepernick’s unemployment in the NFL on FS1, Touchdown Wire noted.
While Vick had much to weigh in on, his comment regarding Kaepernick’s hair was what hit the hardest.
"First thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair," he said on the show.
"I’m not up here to try and be politically correct but even if he puts corn rows in… I don’t think he should represent himself in that way, in terms of that hair style, just go clean cut. I mean- Why not?"
Vick added that there was already controversy surrounding the reasons’ why Kaepernick had not found a spot on the NFL.
"He needs to try and be presentable. All the social media things going, we get it, we understand it but it’s time for him to step up in a different way."
Responding to this comment, Kaepernick retaliated with a post on Twitter explaining Stockholm Syndrome.
Although not directly aimed at Vick, supporters of Kaepernick identified it as a response to the NFL quarterback’s comment.
Not long after this, Vick took to social media to clarify his comment, stating that Kaepernick’s hair had nothing to do with him not being on an NFL roster.
"Let’s be clear! I wish only the best for Colin," he posted on Twitter.
Earlier this month, Joe Montana of San Francisco 49ers said he was not optimistic of the quarterback finding a home in the NFL.
"Everyone thinks it is the stance he took; one of the things you don't look for is distractions in the locker room," Montana told Kristian Dyer of The Sporting News on Tuesday. "You can go back to [former 49ers coach] Bill Walsh and as soon as there were guys that weren't fitting in what he was looking for, it didn't matter how good you were. You weren't on the team for very long. You have to have people who want the same thing, fighting for the same thing and willing to put in the time."
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