On the Nov. 30 edition of FOX Sports One’s “Undisputed,” rapper Snoop Dogg said he supports San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, but he believes Kaepernick may need to refocus.
In the clip, the rapper says that Kaepernick needs to prioritize. After months of kneeling in protest of the national anthem, the QB has become a national spectacle to some.
“In the beginning, I understood it thoroughly,” Snoop begins. “I am one who had situations with the police and I understand where he was coming from. But at the same time, you really have to stand for it. And I don’t believe that he can do that and play football at the same time. There’s too many rules and regulations.”
While he said he’s grateful the QB has taken a stand, the rapper still recommends Kaepernick take up only one of the careers full time.
In the latest chapter of his civil rights crusade, Kaepernick found himself embroiled in a new controversy after praising Fidel Castro’s literacy program while wearing a T-shirt depicting the 1960 meeting between the late Cuban dictator and Malcolm X.
Snoop Dogg thinks these side conflicts have taken momentum away from his initial protest.
“[Kaepernick] stood out there on his own,” Snoop says. “Players and people flocked to him, but he never had a team with structure. What are we doing? Why are we addressing these situations ? He just brought it up.”
At the 3:45 mark, Snoop Dogg and Shannon Sharpe both agree that Kaepernick did not handle the Castro controversy properly. Near the end of the video, the West Coast rapper calls the QB a hypocrite.
“He’s pushing this, but at the same time, he is giving credit for [Castro] when this is the same abuse [Cubans] have been taking,” he says.