Colin Kaepernick wanted to make America great. Kaep was picking up where on the pledge of allegiance, “we are one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Now, 49ers’ Eric Reid continues protests for equality. Read on…
Since the kneeling protest, Colin Kaepernick has been blackballed by the NFL no matter how many QB’s knee today. He was just passed over by the Buffalo Bills, so someone high up is giving the call.
That is not stopping Colin’s teammate Eric Reid. He will continue Karp’s peaceful protest during the National Anthem and he is now speaking out why. First and foremost Reid wants everyone to understand that the protest is NOT unpatriotic:
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“What I was upset about was the false narrative being told about us. People were saying that we’re un-American, that we were against police entirely. And that just wasn’t true. At first, I thought that was a small sacrifice to pay to get the word out, to raise that awareness. And I settled with thinking raising that awareness was victory.
Then fast forward to Charlottesville and people see what an un-American protest really looks like. What Colin and Eli (Harold) and I did was peaceful protest fueled by faith in God to help make our country a better place. And I feel like I need to regain control of that narrative and not let people say what we’re doing is un-American. Because it’s not. It’s completely American. We’re doing it because want equality for everybody. We want our country to be a better place.”
Reid stood for the anthem during the first two preseason games this year, but resumed his protest on Sunday. His teammates supported him with hands on his back. Chris Long first did it in Philadelphia earlier this season. Kaepernick may not be in the NFL right now, but his protest is taking shape.
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