After the Miami Dolphins lost starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the season during training camp, the team decided to lure former Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler out of retirement with a one-year, $10 million deal to fill the spot. The move raised some eyebrows as it was yet another instance of Colin Kaepernick — who was at the center of controversy last season over his refusal to stand during the National Anthem — being passed over by an NFL team in need of a quarterback.
During Monday night’s broadcast of Fox News’ The Five, co-host Jesse Watters wanted it to be known that the Dolphins shouldn’t be knocked as being racist for not signing the black quarterback. Instead, Watters insisted they were just avoiding Kaep because they think he’s an idiot.
After pointing out that some players are able to keep getting signed despite criminal behavior, Watters then came to Miami’s defense.
“The Dolphins aren’t anti-black,” he noted. “They’re anti-idiot. This guy lacks respect. And he’s bad for team chemistry. And he’s bad for the franchise.”
Watters went on to state that it would be pretty difficult for Kaepernick to ingratiate himself to Miami fans based on the previous support he’d shown for former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
“They’re going to boo him out of there!” he exclaimed.
After Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this year, it was reported that he wouldn’t continue his protest during ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ in the 2017 season. Kaepernick felt at the time that there had been positive changes made on the issues of racial and social inequality.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 8, 2017
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