Oh, that’s just peachy. He wants to bring awareness to people who are “being oppressed” in the US. He does know that Cuba is in a MANDATORY mourning period, right? They do not have the choice to express how they feel. If Kaepernick were in Cuba and protested like this, he would not be allowed to play football again. He would more than likely be thrown in jail for a very long time. Possibly worse…

On Wednesday, Kaepernick, who told The Palm Beach Post that his choice of a t-shirt bearing Castro’s image back in August did not mean he sided with his oppressive regime.

The quarterback first pointed out that Malcolm X was also pictured on his t-shirt, saying he was a believer in Malcolm X’s ideology and fighting oppression.

The fact that Malcolm X met Castro in 1960 at Harlem’s Hotel Theresa, Kaepernick said, shows that he was open-minded and ‘willing to hear different aspects of people’s views’.

When the reporter, who hasn’t been named, pressed Kaepernick specifically on Castro’s history of oppression, he replied: ‘One thing that Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here, even though…