After shoving a television camera out of the way Sunday at halftime, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a heated exchange with Raiders linebacker Sio Moore, who was waiting for him in the tunnel to the teams’ respective locker rooms.
TMZ Sports obtained the video of the encounter.
“I’m good,” Moore said.
“I hope you are,” Kaepernick shot back. “I’m coming for you. I’m coming for you.”
Offensive lineman Alex Boone and linebacker Michael Wilhoite then ushered Kaepernick into the 49ers locker room as Moore, a second-year linebacker, continued to shout from the Raiders' side. In the second half, Raiders defenders, including Moore, consistently got in Kaepernick's face particularly after incompletions.
Kaepernick was penalized and fined after an exchange with Bears defenders during a loss in Week 2. The league accused him of uttering “inappropriate language” following one of his three interceptions and fined him $11,000. Kaepernick maintained he didn't say anything inappropriate and won his appeal of the fine.
Kaepernick threw two interceptions in Oakland, the fifth time in his career he has had a game with multiple interceptions and the second in as many weeks. Moore, meanwhile, was credited with one tackle in the contest.
Afterward Moore posted an Instagram photo of him jawing with Kaepernick and wrote: “There’s a difference between boys and Men … Freakin chump”
Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano was asked on Monday about Moore’s Instagram post.
“Sio plays with a lot of passion,” Sparano said. “… I need to visit with Sio, find out exactly what went on, but I know there was a lot of jawing going on out there and it wasn’t just one-sided. It takes two to tango.”
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