Colin Kaepernick’s mom fires back after Urban Meyer’s wife criticizes QB
Shelley Meyer, the wife of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, took to Twitter on Sunday to share some of her thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and the free agent quarterback’s political stances. Not surprisingly, Kaepernick’s mother is one of the many people who disagree with Meyer’s opinion.
After news surfaced on Sunday that Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL accusing the league’s owners of collusion, Shelley Meyer responded to a news article on Twitter by saying Kaepernick “made his choices.” Meyer also agreed with a fellow Twitter user that she would take Tim Tebow over Kaepernick any day, which led to a lot of backlash.
Here are some screenshots of the exchanges:
Urban Meyer's wife, Shelley, had some thoughts on Colin Kaepernick.
One Twitter user clapped back hard. pic.twitter.com/zyUDJOpQ9s
— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) October 16, 2017
On Monday, Kaepernick’s adoptive mother Teresa Kaepernick fired back at Meyer.
Her flip remark speaks volumes on where she stands on civil rights issues.
— Teresa Kaepernick (@B4IleaveU) October 16, 2017
Many have pointed out that the Meyer family should be more sensitive to social rights issues given how many successful black athletes Urban has coached. The Meyer family is extremely close-knit and has always gone to bat for one another, but in this case Urban probably wishes his wife kept her opinion to herself.
Unlike Kaepernick’s adoptive mother, the quarterback’s biological mother was one of the first people to criticize him after he took a knee during the national anthem last year.