Shannon Sharpe Rips ‘Unacceptable’ Colin Kaepernick Skit by Jason Whitlock
Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe said an image posted by Fox Sports 1 colleague Jason Whitlock showing a Colin Kaepernick impersonator raising a fake fist was “unacceptable” and he planned to discuss the situation with Fox Sports management.
Whitlock caused a stir on social media after posting the photo Tuesday night:
Sharpe responded by saying he would “address” the situation with the head of the company and hoped to talk about the topic more Wednesday.
“I totally denounce his skit,” he wrote on Twitter. “Hopefully we can discuss tomorrow.”
Whitlock answered criticism (page contains NSFW language) from an individual on Twitter about using a “white dude” as Kaepernick with a reply suggesting that wasn’t the case: “Sorry to break your heart, but he’s not white. Carry on.”
“I remember the good-old days when people sought real information before feigning outrage in a publication or publicly,” he wrote Wednesday morning, adding a hashtag for “fake news.”
Whitlock has been one of the most outspoken critics in the media of Kaepernick’s method of protest. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who’s…