Who Is Sal Maiorana? Sportswriter Bashes Colin Kaepernick For Backwards Hat: 'Turn Your Cap Around And Act Like A Professional Quarterback'

on January 13 2014 12:15 PM

A New York-based sportswriter came under fire on Twitter this weekend after questioning Colin Kaepernick’s postgame wardrobe choices.

Kaepernick led his San Francisco 49ers to a 23-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers, accounting for a pair of touchdowns and outplaying opposing quarterback Cam Newton. However, the 26-year-old’s decision to wear his cap backward while meeting with the media drew the ire of Sal Maiorana, a sportswriter who covers the Buffalo Bills for the Democrat and Chronicle.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Maiorana asserted that Kaepernick’s backward hat was somehow disrespectful to the media. “Kaepernick. Always so media friendly. Turn your cap around and act like a professional quarterback,” Maiorana wrote.

Twitter users criticized Maiorana, accusing him of being an Internet “troll” and claiming he attempted to provoke a reaction from 49ers fans. But the sportswriter didn’t seem to regret his tweet -- in fact, he wrote a follow-up tweet, claiming that he had experienced a “laugh riot” while viewing the angry responses from Kaepernick fans.

“Its so much fun infuriating all of you. What a laugh riot watching my feed blow up. And I’m the angry one." Like his original tweet, the post his since been deleted.

Maiorana’s tweet also drew a strong response from his fellow sportswriters. Dylan Bishop, a writer for Draft Mecca, posted a photo of all the quarterbacks who have been spotted wearing their hats backward; Tony Romo, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Stafford and Jay Cutler are all guilty of Maiorana’s least favorite wardrobe choice.

Twitter reactions to Maiorana’s tweet can be viewed over at Complex Sports. Meanwhile, his original comments can be seen at Larry Brown Sports.

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