Perhaps sports is more than just letting off steam.
Hours before the death of Fidel Castro, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick defended the murderer and wore a Castro T-shirt. Miamians, and I am Miami born, celebrated Castro’s death as they rightly should.
Kaepernick was the star of the game for the 49ers, but he came up 2 yards short of tying the game with 2 seconds left. Kiko Alonso, the Dolphins linebacker, ran up from behind as Ndamukong Suh tackled from the front. Kaepernick was literally flattened by Alonzo with his legs bent back.
Kiko Alonso is the son of a Cuban exile, who celebrated the game-winning brutal tackle with his son in the locker room. Here’s the Miami Herald on what went down:
It ended with Kiko Alonso delivering the game-ending blow on Colin Kaepernick and helping deliver to the Miami Dolphins their sixth consecutive win.
And moments later, in a Dolphins locker room filled with celebration, that was Alonso proudly putting on a headband that replicated the Cuban flag and meeting with his Cuban exile father and other family members to enjoy his enormously productive day.
Castro is dead. The Dolphins won by flattening the Castro sympathizer. If God ever cares about sports, it looks like He just showed it. Check out the last play. Alonso crushes him from the top while Ndamukong Suh dives into his legs.