- The Washington Times - Friday, December 2, 2016

Snoop Dogg is calling Colin Kaepernick a hypocrite for protesting civil rights injustices in the United States while offering praise for the late Communist dictator Fidel Castro.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback made waves last week after he praised Cuba’s education system while slamming America’s incarceration rate and the “genocide of Native Americans.” He later clarified that he does not condone the “oppressive things” Castro did before his death.

Snoop said Wednesday on Fox Sports’ “Undisputed” that Mr. Kaepernick shouldn’t speak on topics he doesn’t fully understand.

“He’s sort of kind of hypocritical in so many words because he’s pushing this, but at the same time he’s giving credit for this and this is the same abuse that [Cubans have] been taking,” he said.

The rapper was referring to Mr. Kaepernick’s protest of kneeling during the national anthem in an effort to shed a light on police brutality and racial injustice in America. Snoop said he sympathized with the NFLer’s cause but said he thinks he should choose between playing football full time and being a revolutionary.

“In the beginning, I understood it thoroughly because I’m one who’s had situations with police and I deal with it and I understand where he was coming from,” Snoop said. “But at the same time, it’s like you have to really stand for it and I don’t believe he can do that and play football at the same time because there’s too many rules and regulations and things that he has to deal with as opposed to being a revolutionary. But I do appreciate the fact that he brought something to America’s attention.”


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