It’s getting heated in the world of sports.
Masvidal commented on a post from Turning Point USA via his Instagram Stories. The post showed Kaepernick from 2016 wearing a Fidel Castro shirt adjacent to a picture of the protests in Cuba.
“Know ur history and facts cowards like this fool should be sent to live in Cuba see what they say after a day there,” he wrote.
Kaepernick was criticized for wearing the shirt. He said at the time he agreed to Castro’s “investment in education” and “investment in universal health care.”
“I agree with the investment in education,” the former NFL quarterback said at the time, via Sports Illustrated. “I also agree with the investment in free universal health care as well as the involvement in helping end apartheid in South Africa. …I would hope that everybody agrees those things are good things. And trying to push the false narrative that I was a supporter of the oppressive things that he did is just not true.
“One thing that Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system. Which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.”
Masvidal shed some light on his family’s history escaping from the Cuban regime. He described the Cuban government as a “killing machine.”