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Colin Kaepernick clarifies remarks about Fidel Castro

Posted: 10:48 PM, Nov 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-28 10:50:27Z
Colin Kaepernick was booed Sunday as he took the field in Miami, as result of criticism surrounding allegedly supportive comments he made about now deceased former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
 
Now, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is attempting to clear the air, USA Today reports.
 
The drama stems from comments he made to the Miami Herald a little over a week ago when asked why he wore a shirt featuring Castro’s image during an August news conference.
 
 
The Herald had quoted Kaepernick as saying Castro helped create the "highest literacy rate because they invest more in their educational system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here [United States] even though we're fully capable of doing that."
 
Claiming that his comments were misinterpreted, Kaepernick explained, "What I said was I agree with the investment in education,” adding, "I also agree with the investment in free universal health care, as well as the involvement in helping end apartheid in South Africa."
 
Kaepernick continued, "Trying to push the false narrative that I was a supporter of the oppressive things he [Castro] did is just not true. I said I support the investment in education, I never said I support the oppressive things he [Castro] did."