Eric Reid had some words for the NFL Monday after the league used Colin Kaepernick in a video.
The free agent safety noticed that a video the league used featuring singer Alicia Keys singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” had images and pictures of NFL players protesting this summer and wearing “Black Lives Matter” clothing. The league also used video of Kaepernick kneeling when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
“What the @NFL is doing is half-hearted at best,” Reid tweeted Monday, adding that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has gotten comfortable saying he “‘was wrong’ as if his mere acknowledgement reconciles his admitted wrongdoing.”
Reid said Goodell is using Kaepernick in the video to “legitimize their disingenuous PR while simultaneously perpetuating systemic oppression, that the video he’s using fights against, by continuing to rob Colin of his career.”
“It’s diabolical,” Reid said.
On Sunday, Kaepernick tweeted in support of Reid who hasn’t signed with a team, despite being one of the best defensive players on the Panthers in 2019.
“While the NFL runs propaganda about how they care about Black Life, they are still actively blackballing Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) for fighting for the Black community,” Kaepernick tweeted. “Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league.”
Kaepernick accused NFL team owners in 2017 of colluding to keep him from being signed. The NFL denied any collusion but in 2019, they reached a settlement with Kaepernick and Reid.
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