In a response to Vick's comments, Kaepernick took to Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday morning and posted the definition of Stockhom Syndrome.
Retired NFL quarterback Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick, who is still looking for a job after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March.
"First thing we gotta get Colin to do is cut his hair," Vick said Monday on FS1's "Speak For Yourself."
Kaepernick had short, neatly cut hair when he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl following the 2012 season. But before last season, he grew it all out, often sporting a large Afro or sometimes cornrows.
Vick offered Kaeperncik a basic tip that could be helpful to anyone looking for work.
"Just go clean cut, you know? Why not?" said Vick, who sometimes wore his own hair in an Afro or cornrows in his younger days.
"The most important thing that he needs to do is just try to be presentable."
He added: "I just think perception and image is everything, and listen, it's not the Colin Kaepernick that we've known since he entered the National Football League. And I'm just going off my personal experiences, but I love the guy to death and I want him also to succeed on and off the field. And this has to be a start for him."
"First thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair." — @MikeVick advises Kaepernick on rebuilding his image
Vick spent nearly two years in prison during the height of his career after being found guilty on dog-fighting charges. But he was able to resurrect his playing career after serving his sentence and thinks some of that had to do with changing the way he presented himself to others.
"I started to see what was most important and that was cleaning up, changing my image," Vick said, "not just for public perception but for the judge and everything I was about to get involved in. It was a difficult process and it was one that I didn't like, but it was one that I had to accept."
Most people believe he is being shut out of the league now because of that social protest. #facts