ESPN’s First Take apologized this morning for a Colin Kaepernick graphic displayed during Monday’s show, which discussed the quarterback’s NFL workout in Atlanta on Saturday.
The Worldwide Leader’s morning debate show displayed a “Dunce Kap?” graphic on the screen on Monday.
ESPN host Molly Qerim apologized on behalf of the show this morning.
“I’d like to deal with something that’s also very important,” Qerim said. “On yesterday’s First Take while discussing the issues around Colin Kaepernick’s workout on Saturday, we showed a graphic with the headline spelled ‘Kap? Dunce Kap?’ So we were wrong to use such a headline and I want to apologize for the entire First Take team. We’re embarrassed about it and that was poor judgment.”
The graphic can be seen in the First Take clip below:
— First Take (@FirstTake) November 18, 2019
For those unaware, the dictionary defines “dunce” as “a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person.”
ESPN’s First Take has now made several headlines when it comes to the debate surrounding Kaepernick. Most notably, Stephen A. Smith has been criticized by some and praised by others for his strong stance on the subject.