On Thursday, the retired NFL quarterback was a guest on the popular ‘’The Dan Patrick Show,” where he clarified his recent “Sunken Place” statements and stressed that he was “truly sorry.”
“At the end of the day, what I said, I should have never said. I think it was taken out of context in regards to what I was trying to convey, but I only want to help Kaepernick,” the 37-year-old told Dan Patrick.
“I’m not a general manager, I’m not the guy who makes the decisions on getting him signed and I’m truly sorry for what I said. I think I should have used a better choice of words.”
Adding: “Obviously his afro has nothing to do with him being signed, and I wasn’t trying to relay that message. It was more so about helping him at the end of the day. In all my interviews, all I have ever tried to do is help him and talk positive.”
We’re not sure how spewing respectability politics is going to “help” Kap, but oh well.
As we previously reported, Vick stunned folks when he told Fox Sports’ Speak For Yourself hosts that the reason why the former 49ers quarterback has been blackballed from the NFL is because his hair isn’t “clean cut” enough.
“First thing we’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair. Listen, I’m not up here to try to be politically correct. 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. You know, why not? You’re already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. The most important thing that he needs to do is just try to be presentable.”
Kaepernick—unbossed and unbothered—clapped back with this one Tweet:
Michael Vick Apologizes For His ‘Sunken Place’ Comments About Colin Kaepernick’s Afro was originally published on hellobeautiful.com