Over the course of this week, there have been a number of people that have thrown strong and critical statements at San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick because he posted a picture to Instagram and pictures of him surfaced on Twitter of him wearing a hat featuring the Miami Dolphins’ logo.
Some people have questioned his loyalty to the 49ers and are worried whether or not he can be their quarterback of the future if he’s out sporting a Dolphins hat. Here’s the thing that those people are overlooking, though: he’s wearing a hat, not signing a multi-year contract.
It’s understandable why it might be weird or a tad unsettling to see one team’s star quarterback holding or wearing another team’s apparel, but it’s really not a big deal at all. He looked in his closet (or wherever Kaepernick happens to keep his hats) and thought that the Miami hat would look good with what he was wearing. That’s literally all there is to this story.
Kaepernick is clearly one of the biggest pieces on the 49ers roster right now. Since taking over the starting quarterback duties last season, he revolutionized San Francisco’s offense and made them incredibly more dynamic. You know what doesn’t take away his ability as a leader and as a football player? Wearing a Dolphins hat.
Fashion is a big deal to a lot of professional athletes these days. They want to keep up appearances, make sure everything with how they look is in order so that they are presenting the best possible image of themselves to the public. They aren’t trying to send subliminal messages, they are simply wearing clothes. If you read anymore into it than that, you’re wrong.