Carolina Panthers defensive again Eric Reid criticized the NFL over its partnership with rapper and enterprise mogul Jay Z and his company Roc Nation to “strengthen neighborhood by music and the NFL’s Encourage Change initiative.”
Reid, who was the primary teammate of Colin Kaepernick to kneel through the nationwide anthem in the 2016 season, criticized the league and confirmed that the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback was not a part of the deal.
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“You & some others appear to misconceive that we had no beef with the NFL till they began perpetuating the systemic oppression that we’re preventing by blackballing Colin after which me,” Reid tweeted.
“Nah I gained’t stop enjoying however I can be a royal ache within the NFL’s a** for appearing like they care about individuals of colour by forming quite a few disingenuous partnerships to handle social injustice whereas collectively blackballing Colin, the one who introduced oppression and social injustice to the forefront of the NFL platform.”
Reid additionally questioned the timing of the announcement due to the latest controversy over Miami Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross internet hosting a fundraiser for President Trump.
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“Attention-grabbing timing on the partnership with Jay-Z on the heels of Stephen Ross’ fundraiser for Donald Trump and the backlash his different corporations are getting due to it.”
Reid and Kaepernick filed a grievance towards the NFL stating that house owners have been “blackballing” them as a result of they determined to kneel through the nationwide anthem. Reid signed with the Panthers in the midst of final season and the grievance was settled in February.
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Reid has vowed to proceed to kneel through the anthem, whereas Kaepernick stays unsigned.