By Scooby Axson
July 16, 2013

A teammate didn't appreciate Colin Kaepernick sporting a Dolphins hat. (Courtesy of A teammate said it was a mistake that Colin Kaepernick was seen sporting a Dolphins hat. (Courtesy of

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVarro Bowman didn't exactly appreciate seeing a picture of his quarterback Colin Kaepernick wearing a Miami Dolphins hat.

A photo of the dynamic third-year quarterback wearing the hat surfaced a few weeks ago.

"This is a huge mistake by Kaep," Bowman said, via "I'm sure he understands that now. In his defense, we're young, in our era these days we like to match our snapbacks with our outfits."

"The hats now these days are very important to the outfit, so Kaep I understand what you did, but let's stay away from the NFL teams," he added. "Stick to NBA, go to college or the baseball hats."

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith agreed with Bowman's sentiment.

"That's the rule for the most part, to stay out of conversations like this," Smith said. "You stick to baseball or hockey or whatever."

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