Eric Reid remains committed to not letting the NFL off the hook with respect to Colin Kaepernick.
The Panthers safety took to Twitter on Tuesday night to express his thoughts on the NFL’s new social justice partnership with music and business mogul Jay-Z.
Reid, in a series of tweets, called out the NFL for
“…acting like they care about people of color by forming numerous disingenuous partnerships to address social injustice while collectively blackballing Colin [Kaepernick], the person who brought oppression and social injustice to the forefront of the NFL platform.”
The NFL announced on Tuesday a wide-ranging deal with Jay-Z for him to have a prominent role in the league’s social justice initiative.
The deal will include creative decisions around performances and performers for NFL events among other projects with the league.
Reid criticizes the NFL for systemically keeping out the man who initially brought these issues to light, Colin Kapernick, saying,
“…we had no beef with the NFL until they started perpetuating the systemic oppression that we are fighting by blackballing Colin and then me. Nah I won’t quit playing but I will be a royal pain in the NFL’s a**…”.
He also questions the timing of the partnership of the NFL with Jay-Z after Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross recently held a fundraiser for Donald Trump.
Reid’s statements are consistent with his position with respect to the NFL’s treatment of him and Kaepernick.
How the NFL ultimately partners with Jay-Z will continue to unfold over time.
For Reid, however, the NFL’s attempts at addressing social justice seem hollow, while the man, who started the movement, Kaepernick, remains on the sidelines.
Social media had their own thoughts on Reid’s feelings and the NFL’s new partnership with Jay-Z.
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