Just as he did on social media, Eric Reid is reacting unfavorably to something Jay-Z has done regarding the National Football League.
The Carolina Panthers safety was asked to react to the news of the rap mogul might becoming part-owner of a franchise in the near future.
“Jay-Z claimed to be a supporter of Colin (Kaepernick), wore his jersey, told people not to perform at the Super Bowl because of the treatment that the NFL did to Colin, and now he’s gonna be a part-owner – it’s kind of despicable,” he said after the Panthers’ preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills, courtesy of The Athletic’s Joe Person.
“For Jay-Z to come in and partner to address social justice, do it behind Colin’s back, get paid to do it, and now he has a stake in an NFL team, it’s just – I don’t have words,” Reid said, via Vashti Hurt of Carolina Blitz.
Kaepernick, the first player to kneel for the national anthem to protest social injustice, hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016.