Fox Sports 1’s Jason Whitlock hosted a satirical skit lampooning former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday, however, fellow commentator Shannon Sharpe was not amused.
Whitlock had a fellow posing as Kaepernick wearing a number 7 jersey, a wig, and a black glove on his right hand.
Whitlock sent a tweet of the skit after the show:
Great to have Kap stop by the studio today. pic.twitter.com/2UPuyCdWdK
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) September 6, 2017
Not everyone was amused by Whitlock’s joke, The Big Lead reported.
Fox Sports 1’s Shannon Sharpe, co-host of “Undisputed,” called the skit “unacceptable” and said he was taking the matter to Fox Sports management:
I'm going to address it with head of Fox sports/FS1 . This is UNACCEPTABLE https://t.co/YNzHmSoD5l
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) September 6, 2017
Sharpe recently criticized people upset over Kaepernick’s national anthem protests and for telling Kaepernick to “focus on football” but not saying the same of players such as J.J. Watt for his work helping victims of Hurricane Harvey:
I’ve always—and I’m a firm believer in this. If you respect and you appreciate someone’s cause, you will appreciate and respect the person that represents that cause. But if you don’t—if you don’t think the cause is worthy—you definitely will disagree and not think the person that’s supporting that cause is worthy.
Hence, you get JJ Watt, and you get Colin Kaepernick. Now, no one has ever told JJ Watt— he gave $100,000 of his money. He’s already up to 20 million. Nobody said, JJ, stick to your day job. Stick to sports. Because everybody thinks what are doing is commendable— and it is! Nobody said JJ Watt had a selfish agenda — not one person.
But Colin Kaepernick took a million out of his own pocket. Nobody got no 20 million in donations. But it just goes to show you, Skip.
No word yet on whether Fox management will entertain Sharpe’s complaint.
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