Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick caused a whirlwind of controversy in the media when he gave one piece of advice to Colin Kaepernick: cut his hair.
The surprising suggestion came with someone who’s no stranger to controversy, after all. In fact, they’re practically roommates: Vick’s career in the NFL faced a long pit stop in the late aughts after he was convicted and jailed for his part in a dogfighting ring.
After several years as a backup, Vick finally retired this offseason after spending 2016 as an unsigned free agent. According to Bleacher Report, during an appearance on Fox Sports 1 Tuesday he courted controversy again — this time from the political correctness brigade — for his advice to another unsigned free agent, Colin Kaepernick.
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“First thing we’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,” Vick said, referring to Kaepernick’s afro haircut.
“Listen, I’m not up here to try to be politically correct. Even if he puts cornrows in there. I don’t think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut. You know, why not? You’re already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. The most important thing that he needs to do is just try to be presentable.”
Vick also said that replacing his cornrow haircut had helped his image, according to the Washington Times. Vick’s advice (which I don’t necessarily buy, but I’ll concede that Michael Vick has more experience in rebuilding images than I do) was clearly borne out of experience.
However, it didn’t take long for the political correctness brigade to jump all over him… [VIDEO ON NEXT PAGE]