NEW YORK, NY – Colin Kaepernick has become more and more polarizing as he went from kneeling during the National Anthem to seeming to defend Fidel Castro and saying he didn’t vote in the election. Snoop Dogg was asked his thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s attempts to raise awareness for injustices in the United States in an interview with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on the FS1 show Undisputed.
Uncle Snoop, who knows a thing or two about football, shares that he supports Kaepernick’s mission, but believes he has the wrong platform.
“In the beginning, I understood it thoroughly because I’m one who’s had situations with police and I deal with it and I understand where he’s coming from,” he says. “But at the same time, you have to really stand for it and I don’t believe he can do that and play football at the same time because there’s too many rules and regulations and things that he has to deal with as opposed to being a revolutionary. But I do appreciate the fact that he brought something to America’s attention that needed to be brought to their attention as far as knowing that there is a serious problem that we’re dealing with outside of these sports and these activities that we do that we have a great time that we celebrate. So I like him for that and I appreciate him for that. And I feel like he did his part, now it’s up to the world to recognize and do their part. Because he’s only one person. He’s got to be back to what he’s doing and if this is what he wants to do, he needs to leave football out of it and just do it full time.”
He also shares his thoughts on why people were upset at Kaepernick’s actions. Other players who followed suit received severe backlash, including Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall losing endorsement deals.
“The truth hurts,” Snoop says. “People don’t like dealing with the truth. They would rather him just be a football player and just do his thing. But when he speaks to issues that really touch people and they really mean something, then you question him as opposed to questioning what he’s protesting.”
The Doggfather then elaborates on how Kaepernick can use skills learned from football to make him a more effective revolutionary.
“He needs a team,” he says. “Just like when you’re playing football, you’re supported by a team. When you wanna be a revolutionary, you have to be supported by a team. He didn’t have a team supporting him.”
After the show, Snoop Dogg thanked the hosts and then added more fuel to his friendly rivalry with 2 Chainz as he challenged him to a game of hoops with the loser having to pay two pounds of weed.
And 2 Chainz accepted, adding an additional term to the deal.