Because of the t-shirt the free agent quarterback wore last season.
The Dolphins probably need to sign a quarterback with Ryan Tannehill being sidelined with a knee injury.
Colin Kaepernick is one of the best free agent quarterbacks on the market.
Could Miami be the team that signs him?
Many, though, can’t see the Dolphins signing the 29-year-old quarterback because of a t-shirt he wore last season.
— #BeatPIT (@tyler_sansone) August 3, 2017
Kaepernick was seen wearing a t-shirt during his national anthem protests last season that compared Malcolm X and Fidel Castro and read “Like Minds Think Alike” at the bottom.
The quarterback was booed heavily in Miami last season, as South Florida has the biggest Cuban population in America, and most – if not all – of those people consider Castro to be a horrible oppressor.
Kaepernick had a fairly tense exchange with a Miami reporter over the t-shirt.
From The Palm Beach Post:
The reporter, from a family of Cuban exiles, then accused Kaepernick of diverting the conversation because it was “uncomfortable” to talk about perceived support of Castro. At that point, Kaepernick said, “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, which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.”
The reporter said Castro also broke up families, unlike what occurs in the United States.
“We do break up families here,” Kaepernick said. “That’s what mass incarceration is. That was the foundation of slavery so our country has been based on that as well as the genocide of native Americans.”
Kaepernick was asked if he was equating incarceration with breaking up families.
“I’m equating the breaking up of families with the breaking up of families,” he said.
“I don’t see the Dolphins signing Kaepernick. Not after the Fidel Castro stuff last season. Not in Miami.” –@ArmandoSalguero
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) August 4, 2017
While Kaepernick might not be likely in Miami, retired quarterback Jay Cutler has been linked to the Dolphins, as he played for Adam Gase in Chicago.