Colin Kaepernick has been given the chance to be the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. With wins in his first two starts who would be mad. Well at least one journalist is upset at Kaepernick but its in regards to his tattoos.
David Whitley of AOL FanHouse was not impressed with Kaepernick having tattoos on his arms.
NFL quarterback is the ultimate position of influence and responsibility. He is the CEO of a high-profile organization, and you don’t want your CEO to look like he just got paroled.
Of all the silly things to complain about in sports this is one of the worst. Many of the tattoos on Kaepernick’s arms are bible verses.
“Colin’s a fairly religious kid, but he’s not in your face about it,” Rick said by phone. “It’s more about him and what he believes.”
Kaepernick’s parents responded in a story with USA Today Sports.
“It annoyed me,” Teresa Kaepernick said. “You are categorizing this kid on something like tattoos? Really? Saying other guys are role models because they don’t have them? Really? Some of these other guys don’t have crystal clear reputations. That’s how you’re going to define this kid? It’s pretty irritating, but it is what it is.”
“This guy has probably never talked to Colin,” Rick Kaepernick said. “Instead of saying that Colin does all these great things and donates his time to children, this guy is going to make him out like a gangster. Really? I guess you just have to roll with the punches.”
“Somebody asked me if I got mad about that. I said no. It’s just a guy and his opinion. I could have an opinion about him, but I’ve never met the guy, so I don’t know if my opinion would be right.”
Personally I have never met any of those listed above but Kaepernick seems like a decent kid. He compiled a 4.0 GPA in high school and even Whitley praised the athletic ability of the quarterback.