Kenny Stills Demands NFL To Stop Blackballing Kaepernick & Eric Reid If They Want Them To Stand
Last night during the first wave of Preseason games, a number of players kicked off the 2018 protests during the National Anthem, including Kenny Stills and two other teammates.
Following the game, the Miami Dolphins wide receiver gave the National Football League a solution to the problem and backlash by telling them to stop blackballing Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.
“It would take a lot, but I think a good first step for us as a league would be acknowledging what they’re doing to Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. You can’t say as a league that you support the players and the protest and then blackball the players that initially started the protest,” Reid said.
Colin Kaepernick was the first player to kneel during the Anthem back in 2016, with his former teammate Eric Reid joining him soon after.
The former 49ers QB hasn’t found work since opting out of his contract following the season and Eric Reid is currently without a squad. Both players are widely believed to be blackballed by the league because of their stance.