Colin Kaepernick's mother, Teresa Kaepernick has hit out at certain members of the media who have criticised the quarterback in asking for a pay rise.
The San Francisco 49ers signal-caller was reported in the media to have asked for up to $20 million a year. The reports have led to certain commentators to question if the former Nevada quarterback deserves the money.
However, Mrs Kaepernick has defended her son in a string of tweets today: "When one has an inability to articulate their thoughts intelligently, they often resort to namecalling. Isn't that right @lowellcohn ?" she wrote.
Lowell Cohn recently wrote in a column surrounding the quarterback's situation: "There are words to describe his position starting with “hypocrite” and ending with “phony.” You can fill in words in between."
He also said: "Colin Kaepernick is not an attractive personality...Someone should slap a Boston cream pie in Kaepernick’s smug face."
Mrs Kaepernick has received plenty of praise for her comments, including a number of re-tweets from her son in the middle of all of the drama. However one user replied to her:"sorry #7 dont deserve this kind of $. 49ers are led by dfense & Gore. Doesnt matter who the QB is! Draft a guy 4 less"
Teresa then wrote back explaining her point: "Not talking about $ or his opinion. Talking about lack of decency and professionalism."
It seems that Colin Kaepernick certainly has the support of his family even if the media are no longer celebrating the third-year quarterback.