Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick have been side by side since the day when Kaep went from sitting during the National Anthem in 2016 to kneeling. Reid is still holding down his best friend and on Tuesday went after NFL teams who participated in #BlackoutTuesday posts on social media.
As the whole nation posted Blacked out photos on their timeline, NFL teams trying to support the movement hit a roadblock in the former of a 6’3 Free Agent Safety named Eric Reid. The former 49ers Defensive Back rebranded #BlackoutTuesday to what he feels fits better for NFL teams. Reid called it #BlackBallTuesday as a characterization of how NFL teams treated himself and Kaepernick after the 2016 protest.
Reid started with his former team, the San Francisco 49ers. Reid recently went after the team CEO Jed York for disingenuous support of protesting. Reid claimed that York “begged me” not to kneel.
Reid gave the same treatment to four other teams, The Houston Texans, The Arizona Cardinals, The Atlanta Falcons, and The Chicago Bears capping it off with the definition of hypocrisy.
In 2019, Kaepernick and Reid settled a grievance with the NFL for the coordinating ousting or blackballing that took place following their kneeling protest. Reid was eventually signed by the Carolina Panthers and received a 3-year $22 million extension.