“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. Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league,” Kaepernick tweeted just as many of the NFL’s Sunday games were kicking off.
“He played and started all 16 games for the Carolina Panthers last season. He recorded 130 tackles and four sacks. He joined the Panthers a few weeks into the 2018 season. He recorded 71 tackles and an interception in that season.”
Reid was the first player to take part in Kaepernick’s kneeling protest, and when Kaepernick remained unsigned following his decision to turn down a one-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers, he co-signed a grievance against the NFL claiming that Kaepernick and players who supported his social justice efforts were being blacklisted from the league.