ESPN host Stephen A. Smith went ballistic after hearing that Colin Kaepernick didn’t vote in the presidential election. Smith accused him of delegitimizing everything he accomplished when he first refused to stand for the National Anthem.
“As far as I am concerned, Colin Kaepernick is absolutely irrelevant. I don’t want to see him again; I don’t want to hear from him again; I don’t wanna hear a damn word about anything he say to say about our nation — the issues that we have, racial injustices, needing change, etcetera, etcetera. He comes across as a flaming hypocrite.”
“After all this noise that you made, even though you didn’t intend to do so by offending our military servicemen and women…to turn around and not to even take your behind to the polls to vote for a particular candidate — it is shameful! Absolutely shameful!”
“Him of all people, because of the position he took, because of the attention he brought to the issues, the fact that you don’t even have the decency to go to the polls and activate yourself in this election, as our president said, is a damn same. I don’t want to hear another word from Colin Kaepernick! It’s a waste of time.”