Remember when Jason Whitlock tried to make everyone upset with a Tweet about having a fake Colin Kaepernick on the set of his Fox Sports show? Well, the ensuing outrage was enough to make sure the segment will never see the light of day on the sports network.
Whitlock’s Tweet, if you don’t recall, was a picture of Whitlock on a Fox Sports set wearing a red apron and holding a football. Next to him was a man wearing an afro wig and wearing a Kaepernick San Francsco 49ers jersey while raising a gloved fist in the air.
The man, according to TMZ, was Christopher Reid. You know, Kid from Kid ‘n Play. That probably deserves its own moment of odd recognition, but then I’d advise you to put it behind you because you won’t be seeing Kid as Kaep anytime soon.
Deadspin reported on Thursday that the unfinished skit was nixed from any future broadcasts on Fox Sports 1. That means that Whitlock’s desire to outrage certainly worked, but the network won’t reap the benefits of views in its pivot to video.
A source familiar with the situation tells us that the producers of Whitlock’s show made a collective decision to spike the segment because it didn’t meet their standards. The source added that Whitlock and Reid had only finished filming part of the skit, and that it had never been officially greenlit in the first place.
It was a tweet that got criticism from all corners of the Internet, including Fox Sports employee Shannon Sharpe, who called it “UNACCEPTABLE.” Whitlock’s show, Speak For Yourself, often has skits. As you might imagine based on the knowledge that the Kaepernick segment was a skit of a similar vein, they’re not actually very funny. This one looked to be heading the same direction, so maybe it’s best for everyone involved that it found its way to the cutting room floor.