Colin Kaepernick shared some previously unknown details about his childhood during a recent interview.

He claimed that his adoptive parents were not too accepting of his blackness.

One such instance was when his mother, Teresa, had a problem with him getting cornrows.

The matriarch said the hair was ‘unprofessional’ and would make him look like a thug.

The conversation resulted in him keeping an afro — his now-signature hairstyle.

He eventually joined the NFL because it had more black players.

The free agent, who has been off the field since 2016, plans to return to it.

Colin welcomed his first child with his partner Nessa in August 2022.

Nessa announced the good news on Instagram, lauding the former quarterback for being an amazing dad.