Reid rips ‘diabolical’ NFL for anti-racism campaign

Eric Reid has never been shy in sharing his opinions about commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL’s treatment of Black people, especially when it comes to protesting. That hasn’t changed with the start of the 2020 NFL season, even though Reid remains a free agent.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Following Colin Kaepernick’s tweet on Sunday in which he called the NFL’s anti-racism campaign “propaganda” and accused the league of blackballing Reid, Reid chimed in on Monday with his opinions on the NFL’s campaign. And, well, he’s also not a fan.” data-reactid=”17″>Following Colin Kaepernick’s tweet on Sunday in which he called the NFL’s anti-racism campaign “propaganda” and accused the league of blackballing Reid, Reid chimed in on Monday with his opinions on the NFL’s campaign. And, well, he’s also not a fan.

Reid: NFL’s campaign is ‘disingenuous’

In his tweets, Reid focused on Goodell and the “disingenuous” public relations plan that he and the NFL have been executing. That plan has included video packages that feature footage of Kaepernick kneeling, and the painting of “End Racism” and “It Takes All Of Us” in the end zones for Week 1.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Reid says that Goodell hasn’t called Kaepernick to apologize for how he was treated by the NFL, even though Goodell has said that he was wrong and now supports player protests during the national anthem. To Reid, this proves that Goodell’s words have no meaning or intent behind them, and he’s saying them only for positive PR.” data-reactid=”27″>Reid says that Goodell hasn’t called Kaepernick to apologize for how he was treated by the NFL, even though Goodell has said that he was wrong and now supports player protests during the national anthem. To Reid, this proves that Goodell’s words have no meaning or intent behind them, and he’s saying them only for positive PR.

Reid’s sentiment: Using video of Kaepernick kneeling while still not apologizing to Kaepernick adds only insult to injury, since he still doesn’t have a job in the NFL despite the league’s seeming about-face on protests.

Reid called it “diabolical.”

Eric Reid kneels on the sideline during the national anthem.Eric Reid kneels on the sideline during the national anthem.
Eric Reid, who continued to protest while Colin Kaepernick was out of the NFL, doesn’t approve of the league’s anti-racism campaign. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

Kaepernick accuses NFL of blackballing Reid

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Reid says that the NFL is still essentially blackballing Kaepernick despite Goodell’s public statements, and Kaepernick accused the NFL of blackballing Reid the day before. (The league reached a financial settlement with the duo in February of 2019 after they accused the NFL and its team owners of blackballing them.)” data-reactid=”42″>Reid says that the NFL is still essentially blackballing Kaepernick despite Goodell’s public statements, and Kaepernick accused the NFL of blackballing Reid the day before. (The league reached a financial settlement with the duo in February of 2019 after they accused the NFL and its team owners of blackballing them.)

Carolina released Reid in March. He was in his second season of a three-year contract.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="There hasn’t been any chatter about teams being interested in signing him since April. Reid kneeled beside Kaepernick when they were on the San Francisco 49ers together, and has continued to protest over the past two seasons.” data-reactid=”46″>There hasn’t been any chatter about teams being interested in signing him since April. Reid kneeled beside Kaepernick when they were on the San Francisco 49ers together, and has continued to protest over the past two seasons.

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