Carolina Panthers defensive again Eric Reid criticized the NFL over its partnership with rapper and trade multi-millionaire Jay Z and his company Roc Country to “beef up group thru song and the NFL’s Encourage Exchange initiative.”
Reid, who used to be the primary teammate of Colin Kaepernick to kneel throughout the nationwide anthem in the 2016 season, criticized the league and showed that the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback used to be now not a part of the deal.
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“You & some others appear to misconceive that we had no red meat with the NFL till they began perpetuating the systemic oppression that we’re preventing by way of blackballing Colin after which me,” Reid tweeted.
“Nah I gained’t give up taking part in however I will be able to be a royal ache within the NFL’s a** for appearing like they care about folks of colour by way of forming a lot of disingenuous partnerships to handle social injustice whilst jointly blackballing Colin, the one that introduced oppression and social injustice to the leading edge of the NFL platform.”
Reid additionally puzzled the timing of the announcement as a result of the new controversy over Miami Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross website hosting a fundraiser for President Trump.
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“Fascinating timing at the partnership with Jay-Z at the heels of Stephen Ross’ fundraiser for Donald Trump and the backlash his different firms are getting as a result of it.”
Reid and Kaepernick filed a criticism in opposition to the NFL mentioning that house owners had been “blackballing” them as a result of they determined to kneel throughout the nationwide anthem. Reid signed with the Panthers in the midst of closing season and the criticism used to be settled in February.
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Reid has vowed to proceed to kneel throughout the anthem, whilst Kaepernick stays unsigned.