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Colin Kaepernick Fires Back at Michael Vick, Leading Ex-Falcon to Clarify His Remarks

Colin Kaepernick (center) is at the heart of a discussion involving Jason Whitlock (left) and Michael Vick about why he hasn’t been signed to a new team. (FS1 screenshot/Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Sport/Wikimedia Commons)


Colin Kaepernick seems to think Michael Vick’s suggestion that he cut his hair is an indication the former Atlanta Falcon quarterback suffers from Stockholm syndrome and that idea has Jason Whitlock fired up.

The free-agent quarterback posted the definition of the condition on Tuesday, July 18, following Vick’s Monday appearance on FS1’s “Speak For Yourself,” co-hosted by Whitlock.

According to Kaepernick’s screenshot, Stockholm syndrome “usually happens because the victim sees the smallest act of decent behavior as an extracted event which makes them see their captors as essentially good.”

“We’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,” Vick said of Kaepernick getting rid of his afro on “Speak For Yourself” Monday, July 17. “Even if he puts cornrows in there. I don’t think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut.”

Many applauded Kaepernick’s subtweet.

Meanwhile, Vick responded by clarifying his remarks and said he was not being malicious.

But one person who wasn’t a fan of the subtweet was Whitlock.

“It’s needlessly adversarial,” the “Speak For Yourself” co-host says Tuesday. “It’s ‘I’m putting my fingers in my ear and anybody that criticizes me or gives me any advice I don’t like, they’re idiots and they’re sellouts and they’re captors of the white man.’

“Maybe the dude that was raised by a lovely white couple, maybe he’s got Stockholm syndrome,” Whitlock adds. “Maybe he’s the one whose been captured and brainwashed.”

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