One of the biggest topics in world news this week has included that of the state of Cuba, it’s people, government, and the protests that have followed.
Cuban natives are seemingly fed up with their oppressive regime, and have taken to protest of the long-standing political repression and authoritarianism catalyzed by the shortage of food and medicine for the country’s residents.
Cuban descendant and UFC star Jorge Masvidal took to social media to speak his mind regarding the situation, a rant which included an Instagram story blasting disgraced NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“My father escaped Cuba when he was 14 years old,” Masvidal began. “And I’ve only heard the horror stories since I could process thoughts of how s— this communist regime, killing machine is. So I just want to shed some light on Cuba — big SOS signal for them.”
“This oppression has been going on for 61 years,” he continued. “It’s not just because of the pandemic, or it’s not just because they ran out of medicine, because they’ve been out of medicine, they’ve been out of resources and food.”
On his Instagram story, he took aim at a former NFL star QB. The UFC star posted pictures of Colin Kaepernick rocking a shirt with Castro on it a few years ago and sent him a stern message.
The post read: “Know ur history and facts..cowards like this fool should be sent to live in Cuba…see what they say after a day there.”
Kaepernick infamously wore a shirt memorializing the late communist leader Fidel Castro days after his death during a 2016 49ers press conference. He would later clarify the move was to show support for Castro’s focus on education and universal heathcare.
“What I said was I agree in the investment in education. I also agree in the investment of free universal healthcare,” Kaepernick told reporters after being asked about the meaning of the shirt. “Trying to push the narrative that I was supportive of the oppressive things he did is not true.”