The NFL season is off and running and their attempt at restoring their image with social justice messages is falling on deaf ears on both sides of the issue. Angry soup cookies are complaining about “politics in sports” and the woke masses see right through the league’s performative PR plans. The league hasn’t made anything better or helped anyone pertaining to this issue nor have they rectified things with Colin Kaepernick. In fact, the league might have made whatever relationship they still have with Kaep even worse by using his likeness as a tool to show empathy toward our plight. It’s all bulls#!t and Eric Reid isn’t going for the banana in the tailpipe.
The former-NFL-baller is again without a job after a brief stint with the Carolina Panthers last season. Reid took to Twitter to blast commissioner Roger Goodell and the league for their bogus tactics.
The move feels like a bit of a slap in the face as both NFL stars were included in the video which played during the season opener last Thursday (September 10). The video featured the song “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” which was performed by Alicia Keys. A montage of images of NFL players who have protested this summer floated throughout the video. It also featured footage of Kaepernick kneeling when he was with the San Francisco 49ers.
Kaepernick’s iconic kneel took place during the National Anthem in 2016. He played his last game on January 1, 2017. Eric Reid slammed the NFL for using the footage and called their PR stunt “diabolical,” considering Kapernick still remains unsigned.
Kaepernick quickly came to the defense of Eric Reid to show support and claimed that the NFL is “actively blackballing” him too:
Reid, was awarded a settlement against the NFL in his collusion lawsuit against them but somehow doesn’t have a job after posted career-best stats last year of 130 tackles and 4 sacks. Sounds like a very valuable player to have in the locker room. Wonder why a man like that wouldn’t have teams blowing up his phone to sign him? Things that make you go, “hmmmmm…”