Foul or Fair? The Hat of Swag!
We all can relate to putting together a fly looking outfit with a cap with a logo that is not our favorite team. It matches the outfit and puts the cherry on top. We look fresh and as Colin Kaepernick would say, “It’s just swag it ain’t never hurt nobody” on his twitter account on the 8th of July. This July 4th he learned the hard way that a ball cap means a whole lot more to the fans than just an accessory to a fly outfit. It is so much more than that.
Colin Kaepernick, the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, was seen wearing a Miami Dolphin’s cap to celebrate our independence day. Like clockwork, when pictures popped up of this, many fans and media sources went to town and started wondering what statement this young player was making. Kaepernick, 25 years old, will be entering his 3rd year but his first as the unquestioned starting QB.
This young man was less than ten yards away from a Superbowl ring and the standard is set just as high for year two of Kaepernick, if not higher. He has lifted a once proud franchise back to relevance and champion contenders. Could that all be lost because of a simple hat with a friendly sea creature on it? I wouldn’t go that far at all but he needs to see the flip side of his swag.
Colin Kaepernick represents the 49ers at all times and the fan base heart breaks thinking he might favor another team over their beloved red and gold. He could wear any cap from any other sport but just not the NFL. The NFL has the truest of fans with the most passion for their team and they believe it is their team. To see their new leader and face of the organization wearing another team’s hat brings back memories of the post Montana, Young, and even a little T.O. (Terrell Owens).
Where the 49ers could hardly find a way to win games, forget about playoffs. All that has been erased and the new regime is bringing the hope back to the Golden Gate Bridge. Fans do not want to see another one of their best players wearing anything from any other team. I know this is no Kansas City or any team from the NFC West but it’s just wrong. Now questions about his contract are coming up and whether he will resign. This is comparable to the love one has for their family or most treasured possessions, this is fan-hood. To Colin’s credit after some harsh tweets, he did try to make it right with the 49er faithful. This is one of those growing pain choices that he needs to outgrow. We aren’t asking you not to be you but be the you that is the starting QB for the 49ers.
So great outfit, nice look, but bad choice Colin. Live your life, but remember who makes it possible – we are all a little sensitive sometimes. This is definitely a foul, at least make it a Marlins hat man.