May 22, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) stands with his running backs during organized team activities at the 49ers training complex. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
You know the story by now: Colin Kaepernick was caught wearing a Miami Dolphins hat, which cued a storm a controversy, with varying opinons from his teammates.
This is a huge mistake by Kaep,” Bowman said on the show with a smile. “I’m sure he understands that now. In his defense, we’re young, in our era these days we like to match our snapbacks with our outfits.”
If I was to estimate, I would assume that that’s the stance most people are taking–of course not word for word, but an explanation of that variety.
Aldon Smith, on the other hand, took a much different stance, basically saying not to blow this out of proportion:
“He’s not in the game, he’s not throwing up Miami Dolphins signs,” Smith said. “He plays for us, he plays hard for us.”
Well, it’s too late for that. Local radio stations, national media outlets and everything in between has indeed blown the “hat controversy out of proportion. But Smith is right. It’s not like Kaepernick is leaving the 49ers for the Dolphins.
You could make a case for both opinons, sure, but is it worth debating? Or worse, should 49ers fans be concerned? No. Sure, it’s interesting, and that’s all it is.
Jake Dal Porto is a student from the Bay Area. He has followed sports for years, but he mainly enjoys writing about Major League Baseball. He is an assistant editor at Golden Gate Sports. If you need to contact Jake, email him: [email protected]