Colin Kaepernick Wears Hat Backwards, Infuriates Sportswriter

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 13:  San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as they attend the NBA game between the Phoenix Suns and the Cleveland Cavaliers at US Airways Center on January 13, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Cavaliers 107-100.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Kaepernick. Always so media friendly. Turn your cap around and act like a professional quarterback.

— Sal Maiorana (@salmaiorana) January 12, 2014

Colin Kaepernick beat the Panthers in Carolina, propelling San Francisco to the NFC Championship game. Then, Kaepernick wore his hat backwards. I haven’t actually seen a photo of Kaepernick’s backward hat, but I did see him on the sideline with his hat forwards. This didn’t sit well with Sal Maiorana, the Buffalo Bills beat writer for the Democrat & Chronicle.

A cursory google search turns up a shocking fact: Lots of professional quarterbacks have been known to don a backward hat. This is something people in their 20s – gasp! – often do.

Ben Roethlisberger
Tom Brady
Tom Brady

Matt Stafford.

Tony Romo
Tony Romo

Let’s move on, shall we? The media’s obsession with picking apart all things Kaepernick should be fun this week – and doubly so if San Francisco advances to the Super Bowl again.

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