Mike Vick Surely Did Not Weigh His Words Before Uttering Them:clapback…


In an age when social media and cable tele­vi­sion have empow­ered many who nor­mal­ly would­n’t have a voice, many have used the var­i­ous plat­forms to do good, oth­ers not so much.

This sto­ry may not have been intend­ed as a troll by for­mer quar­ter­back Michael Vick of NFL quar­ter­back Colin Kaepernick but it elicit­ed a bru­tal clap back from Kaepernick, even though Vick went out of his way to clar­i­fy what he actu­al­ly meant.
Clearly, the dam­age was done and Colin Kaepernick was hav­ing none of it.

Courtesy of our friends at the New York Daily news…

Michael Vick back­tracks after say­ing Kaepernick needs to cut Afro

Michael Vick is backpedal­ing on his com­ments Monday that advised Colin Kaepernick to lose his Afro in order to increase his chances of sign­ing with an NFL team.

Vick, the for­mer QB who returned to the league after spend­ing 21 months in prison for his role in a dog­fight­ing ring, was asked on FOX Sports 1 what it’s like for some­one con­sid­ered “tox­ic” to find a new squad.

First thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,” Vick said on “Speak for Yourself.”

Michael Vick (right) said Monday that Colin Kaepernick needed to visit a barber.

Michael Vick (right) said Monday that Colin Kaepernick needed to visit a barber.

(AP PHOTO/​LYNNE SLADKY/​FRANK FRANKLIN II)

I’m not up here to try and be politi­cial­ly cor­rect, but even if he puts corn­rows in I don’t think he should rep­re­sent him­self in that way,” Vick con­tin­ued. “Just the hair­style. Just go clean-cut. You know, why not? You’re already deal­ing with a lot. … All he needs to do is just try to be pre­sentable.”

Michael Vick on Colin Kaepernick: ‘He needs to cut his hair’

On Tuesday morn­ing, Vick with­drew his hair-do argu­ment on Twitter.

Colin Kaepernick’s hair has noth­ing to do with him not being on a NFL ros­ter right now. Let’s be clear!” Vick wrote. “I wish only the best for Colin. I stand by what I’ve said about him being signed at some point this sea­son to help a NFL club. I think he is a great kid who has a bright future and I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing him on the field again. Trust and believe what I said was not in mal­ice.”

Kaepernick’s hair became espe­cial­ly notice­able dur­ing his polar­iz­ing protest of police bru­tal­i­ty in which he took a knee dur­ing the nation­al anthem last sea­son with the 49ers. The 29-year-old, who said he will no longer kneel dur­ing the anthem, remains a free agent, which many believe is due to the NFL black­balling him.

However, Vick attrib­uted Kaepernick’s free agency to his play.

Michael Vick on Jets QB sit­u­a­tion and who he thinks should start

I think pri­mar­i­ly the rea­son why he isn’t signed to a team right now is because of the last two sea­sons and not being as pro­duc­tive as every­body thinks,” Vick said Monday. “It has noth­ing to do with him being black­balled.”

Shortly after Vick’s post, Kaeperick shared a def­i­n­i­tion of Stockholm syn­drome on his Twitter page.

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