Free-agent security tweeted that Commissioner Roger Goodell had “done wrong” by saying that he would not “listen to the players about social injustice” as if his mere confession had admitted his wrongdoing. Neither asked Colin to apologize. Let alone reconcile, proving this is just PR for the current business environment. ”
Reid stated that “Goodell boldly kneels using Colin’s video to legitimize his disgruntled PR, as well as the systemic harassment that the video he is using, of his career Continually fighting to rob Colin. It’s diabolical. “
2/2 Occupational Climate. Like, Roger Goodell boldly kneels using Colin’s video to legitimize his disgruntled PR, as well as the systemic harassment that the video he is using shows Colin of his career Fights to rob. It is demonic.
– Eric Reid (@ E_Reid35) 14 September 2020
The day after Reid’s tweet, Kaepernick called the NFL campaign.
“While the NFL promotes how they take care of Black lives, they are still actively blackballing Eric Reid to fight for the Black community,” Tweeted Kaepernick, The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been out of the NFL since 2016. “Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league.”
Reid and Kaepernick were each featured in a video played Sunday at the stadium, which featured the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” performed by Alicia Keys.
Kaepernick first brought attention to social and racial injustice and police brutality in 2016, when he knelt during the anthem. Reid was the first player to join Kipernik’s opposition during the national anthem in 2016 when both played for the 49ers. The two filed a complaint against the NFL and its owners, stating that their opposition led to their colliding to stop their employment. The parties reached a settlement in February 2019.
Seven teams stayed in their locker rooms while playing the national anthem on Sunday. Elsewhere, many players and some coaches knelt down, sat on the bench and / or clenched their fists while on the field for the anthem.
The Carolina Panthers released Reed, 28, in March, when he set career bests during the 2019 season with 130 tackles (97 singles) and four sacks.