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Skip Bayless Blasts Trent Dilfer’s “Plantation Mentality”, Praises Colin Kaepernick

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Wednesday on FS1's Undisputed, Skip Bayless ripped ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer after his comments on Colin Kaepernick.

On Sunday NFL Countdownthis past weekend, former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer said that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should “be quiet” because he’s a backup signal-caller. Skip Bayless didn't take too kindly to that.

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Both Shannon Sharpe and Bayless blasted Dilfer for his comments, but it was Bayless who ripped into Dilfer the most when he accused Dilfer of harboring a "plantation mentality":

So if you’re a starter, you can speak out a little more. But if you’re a backup, to use your [Sharpe’s] line again, and it’s my favorite line, you are to be seen and not heard. You are to prepare for the game and be ready to play in case of. And you are to remain in the shadows so as not to distract or disturb or wreck your team unity. … Obviously, I’m not black.

But this is one thing I do know after years and years of working with a lot of black players and black commentators on many networks: That if you go to the place of you’re telling a black man, or a black woman, that ‘You should know your place and stay in it,’ when you get to there, them’s fighting words. That smacks of plantation mentality. You cannot go there—and he went there. Because no matter what you’re trying to say in the football context, we’re not in the football context any more. We have risen above it to an issue that is far more important than any football game.”

Colin Kaepernick also responded to Dilfer's comments in a post-game interview.

Do you agree with Bayless? Or are you on Dilfer's side?

[For The Win]