As the Cuban protests continue a pace, several prominent Cuban-Americans have begun to take aim at those seeking to support communism. Jorge Masvidal, UFC Welterwieght star, is one of those Americans taking a stand.
Jorge Masvidal has been taking to social media lately in order to denounce communism, its stranglehold on the citizens of Cuba and take aim at individuals in this country who are supporting it all. The UFC fighter took to Instagram to call out one individual in particular, Colin Kaepernick who in 2016 wore a shirt depicting Malcom X and Fidel Castro. The phrase “Like minds think alike” was under pictures of the two.
On Friday, Jorge Masvidal called former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick a “coward” over Kaepernick’s wearing of a Fidel Castro t-shirt in 2016.
“Know ur history and facts cowards like this fool should be sent to live in Cuba see what they say after a day there,” Masvidal wrote on a post published to the UFC star’s Instagram.
Kaepernick was asked about the shirt by a Miami Herald reporter at the time before the San Francisco 49ers game against the Miami Dolphins. In his response, Kaepernick highlighted Castro’s education system.
“One thing that Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system,” Kaepernick said, “which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.”
In his social media post, Masvidal made a point to make clear that these protests were not based on the pandemic or lack of medicine because that has long been the case, according to his comments.
“My father escaped Cuba when he was 14 years old,” Masvidal said in a video posted to Twitter. “And I’ve only heard the horror stories since I could process thoughts of how s***** this communist regime, killing machine is. So I just want to shed some light on Cuba. Big SOS signal for them.”
“This oppression has been going on for 61 years. It’s not just because of the pandemic, or it’s not just because they ran out of medicine, because they’ve been out of medicine, they’ve been out of resources and food,” he continued. “Because of the corrupt government, the extreme corruption over there where only a few at the top eat and everybody else has to suffer. Those days have to come to an end.”
Masvidal went on to call for the entire world to “rally behind Cuba.”
“I think it’s time for the whole world to rally behind Cuba … I think it’s up to us to put the word out there. It’s the people against these corrupt governments. Let’s defeat these evil Communist m***** f******.”
Jorge Masvidal, who is a Miami native, has been making it his mission to stand in solidarity with Cuban protesters as well as rallying support from those around the world since the beginning of these pro-democracy protests. A growing number of Americans have been taking to the streets all around the country, especially throughout Florida, which is a mere 90 miles away from the island nation.
The common theme for those in support of the people there resistning the communist regime has been their agreement that these protests are due to the people’s desire for freedom from the oppression this ideology perpetrates. One common theme amoungst those who sppor the communist regime, misplaced blame for the underlying reasons for the protests.
In an interview with Dan Bongino, Masvidal recounted stories he was told growing up about the lengths those in power in Cuba are willing to go to keep those seeking freedom from leaving. In this interview, he took another shot at Kaepernick and other celebrities asking “why don’t they go live there?” in response to the growing support in this country for communism and socialism.
Masvidal’s message as well as other Cuban Americans to those who would stand for this evil ideology seems to be made abundantly clear over the past week, “know your history and facts, coward.”