Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740)
Edited by: Tommy Parrill (@DearTommy)
Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report During this last 4th of July weekend, the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, posted a picture of himself on a social media site repping a Miami Dolphins hat. Yep, you heard me right. It wasn't a Miami Heat or Miami Marlins cap, but an opposing NFL team's gear. Maybe it is just me, but when you play for a professional team, you are constantly representing said team. It probably isn't a good idea to rep another team when you are the current face of your franchise. You can only imagine the backlash that Kaepernick received from 49er fans. They were taken aback that he would wear another team's hat. No matter who Colin plays for, it doesn't mean that he personally has to be a fan. You would think that it would be a no-brainer to support your team at all times, but don't worry, Kaepernick had a great excuse. In response to the initial criticism, Kaepernick claimed that the Dolphins cap went with his outfit. In no way do I refer to myself as the fashion police (even though I do make fat look good). But when your outfit is cargo shorts, green briefs and an Air Jordan tank top, there are a plethora of hats that you could wear! Either stick with the generic Nike, Under Armor or Puma hat or go retro, which is my personal favorite. Staying away from the NFL realm, Kaepernick's possibilities included the old lime green and blue Atlanta Hawks look from the '70's, any different color MLB 59/50 flat bill that is currently popular, and then my personal favorite, the classic Vancouver Grizzlies snap-back, which is a fine choice for any occasion. So in response to his outfit excuse, you aren't fooling me Kaepernick. Since his excuse, Kaepernick posted a picture this time with his 49ers hat to warm the hearts of all San Fran fans out there. I applaud the apology but Kaepernick should've known better in the first place. When you are already as big of a star as he is, people are always watching and criticizing. I could literally care less that Kaepernick owns a Dolphins hat, but he needs to be smart enough to not wear it in public and on top of that, DON'T POST IT ON INSTAGRAM!! I have no doubt that 49er fans will forgive Kaepernick once he throws a touchdown pass or makes a mad dash to the end zone. If there is any advice that I can give to Kaepernick, it would be to always know who you are and who you represent and most importantly, I'm always available to help you out with your hat choices.