Colin Kaepernick‘s arms are full of tattoos. This, apparently, ensures that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback will never, ever be a legitimate hero for the NFL or the 49ers even. It also means that the golden age of good old boys under center in the National Football League is just about over.
That’s what it sounds like AOL Fanhouse columnist David Whitley thinks, at least.
The out-of-touch columnist penned a puzzling piece on Thursday centered entirely around Kaepernick’s ink.
“NFL quarterback is the ultimate position of influence and responsibility,” he writes. “He is the CEO of a high-profile organization, and you don’t want your CEO to look like he just got paroled.”
Whitley tries to cloak his ignorant criticisms underneath a hatred of tattoos, even calling himself a “dinosaur.” Of course, that is pretty much the only thing in the entire column that is spot-on. Other than that, though, it’s pretty much all garbage.
“For dinosaurs like me,” continues Whitley, “NFL quarterbacks