ESPN Apologizes For Controversial Viral Colin Kaepernick Graphic
ESPN apologized for a controversial viral Colin Kaepernick graphic today.
In the aftermath of Kaepernick’s big Saturday workout in front of seven NFL teams, ESPN’s First Take decided to take a look at what had transpired this weekend.
In addition to critical comments made by Stephen A. Smith regarding the entire situation, First Take opted to use a graphic that read “Dunce Kap.”
As you can imagine, after the visual went viral, people took major issues with the insult.
On Tuesday, host Molly Qerim came out and apologized for the graphic.
“I’d like to deal with something that’s also very important,” she 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.”
— First Take (@FirstTake) November 18, 2019
Will this apology ultimately make things right between First Take and Kaepenrick’s supporters?
Time will tell.