Cuban-American UFC star slams Colin Kaepernick as a ‘coward’ for praising Fidel Castro
UFC star Jorge Masvidal blasted former NFL player Colin Kaepernick for praising former Communist Dictator Fidel Castro and labeled the current Cuban regime a “killing machine.”
“Know ur[sic] history and facts cowards like this fool should be sent to live in Cuba[.] [S]ee what they say after a day there[.] Masvidal said in a post ridiculing Kaepernick for wearing a shirt with the face of Castro on it.
The photo of Kaepernick in the pro-Castro shirt was taken in 2016. At the time, he told reporters, “I agree with the investment in education…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,” Kaepernick continued. “Which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.”
Last week, Masvidal posted a message to his Twitter supporting the Cuban people rising up against the Communist regime.
“I use my platforms to do what I feel is correct, and I feel everybody should be doing which is fighting against oppression, dictatorships, communism, and anything of that nature,” Masvidal said.
“My father escaped Cuba when he was 14-years-old, and I’ve only heard the horror stories since I could process thoughts of how sh–ty this communist regime killing machine is,” he added. “So I just want to shed some light on Cuba, big SOS signal for them.”
“This oppression has been going on for 61 years,” he continued. “It’s not just because of the pandemic, not just because they ran out of medicine, they’ve been out of medicine, they’ve been out of resources and food because of the corrupt government, the extreme corruption over there where only a few at the top eat and everybody else has to suffer, those days have to come to an end.”
“So I think it’s time for the whole world to rally behind Cuba,” he said. “Let’s go, spread the messages online, we gotta protest, we gotta get together, get attention.”
“These people are not asking for a vaccine. They are asking for their freedom #supernecessary #SOSCuba,” he tweeted about recent comments made by Democrats insisting the protests stemmed from the lack of COVID-19 vaccines.
Masvidal has been an open supporter of former President Donald Trump and often posts about the need for Republicans to win back the House and the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.