Colin Kapernick posted the definition of Stockholm Syndrome to his Instagram page on Tuesday, following Michael Vick’s appearance on FS1 where he advised the free-agent quarterback to cut his hair if he wishes to play in the NFL again.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 18, 2017
Although Kaep didn’t mention anyone’s name, it’s clearly directed at Vick who believes a “clean-cut” or even “cornrows” could help improve his chances of signing with a team. Vick also believes Kaepernick remaining unsigned isn’t due to his decision to kneel during the national anthem last season:
“The reason he’s not playing has nothing to do with the national anthem, it’s more solely on his play, but yeah, everything takes precedence, in terms of image, perception.”
— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) July 17, 2017
The 37-year-old Vick retired this offseason after a 13-year NFL career that included stints with the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers as well as four Pro Bowl nods.