Shannon Sharoe (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Shannon Sharoe (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

I don’t know why Jason Whitlock has such a man crush on Colin Kaepernick, but he does, and he can’t stop talking about his hair and his protest and his looks. It’s actually really odd, but had Whitlock not jumped the gun and tweeted out an image of Christopher “Kid” Reid from Kid ’n Play fame dressed as Kaepernick, America might have seen how fucked up the sketch actually was. But the social media backlash was swift and, in turn, the skit never aired.


That didn’t stop the woke-ass Shannon Sharpe, who isn’t here for Whitlock’s fuck shit, from tweeting that he was going to talk to the head of Fox Sports about Whitlock’s attempt at humor.

Sharpe was responding to BlackSportsOnline, who noticed the tweet and brought it to Sharpe’s attention. Sharpe also noted that there seems to be a double standard in the NFL with those wanting Kaepernick to focus only on football and not the social and societal ills plaguing the black community, but applauding Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt for his efforts to raise millions for Hurricane Harvey victims. Sharpe said on Fox Sports:

I’ve always—and I’m a firm believer in this. If you respect and you appreciate someone’s cause, you will appreciate and respect the person that represents that cause. But if you don’t—if you don’t think the cause is worthy—you definitely will disagree and not think the person that’s supporting that cause is worthy.

Hence, you get JJ Watt, and you get Colin Kaepernick. Now, no one has ever told JJ Watt— he gave $100,000 of his money. He’s already up to 20 million. Nobody said, JJ, stick to your day job. Stick to sports. Because everybody thinks what are doing is commendable— and it is! Nobody said JJ Watt had a selfish agenda — not one person.

But Colin Kaepernick took a million out of his own pocket. Nobody got no 20 million in donations. But it just goes to show you, Skip.


Truer words have not been spoken.

Read more at Fox Sports.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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