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Former LSU and current San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid spoke with reporters on Sunday and explained why he resumed the protest of kneeling during the National Anthem.

Reid stood for the National Anthem during the 49ers first two preseason game this year but resumed his protest on Sunday. Per ForTheWin:
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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.”
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Reid's a coward and a traitor. Being American IS NOT hating all things American, especially the flag. He should join Antifa. I hear they have a strong chapter in Frisco.
Reply50 months
The way to show equality is to stand with your brothers on the field and show that all races can be together playing a game and helping each other accomplish a common goal. When 2 or 3 of you kneel away from everyone, you're segregating yourself from that "equality" goal.
Reply50 months
The reality is that the people this protest is trying to send a message to (whites, cops, politicians, etc.) aren't interested in listening to the message when the action of protest is considered a disrespect to the military and those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. If your target audience tunes you out before you can say your message, then the protest is useless and ineffective. If he truly wants people to listen to the message, then he needs to find a different way to protest.
Reply50 months
This is a good point.
50 months
I wish I was as equal as that retard. He's un-American and crying based on a false narrative. He's a lemming following other easily lead morons.
Reply50 months
Dead to me
Reply50 months
It's his right. I'm former military and was willing to sacrifice to protect our inherent freedoms. That means defending the concept of free speech, no matter how much you disagree with what is being said. I think I personally would promote a better, more inclusive way of going about things to effect change. His way, while very public, will not solve much imho. Honestly, he seems to be unaware of how this may actually make things worse. Inclusion is a must to effect change. Until he figures this out, he is just becoming frustrated and wasting his time. Just my .02.
Reply50 months
He does have that right. I have the right to call him a POS for doing it.
50 months
And frick that flag all TR all you POS nothing but racist arse white boys behind a computer. One thing about it y'all know who & when to try it with. Bunch of pussies y'all are
Reply50 months
Lol
50 months
Lmao
50 months
I bet you are white as Opey
50 months
Next time Kap & Reid put up your black fist & say frick them
Reply50 months
Then both their black arse will be unemployed
50 months
Liberals will celebrate it when they start doing that.
50 months
they didn't have a problem watching NFL when Roger Goodell was making the military pay to present the flag and have the national anthem ceremony before the games but oh gosh let someone take a knee and "I'll never watch it again, he's dead to me". I bet yall don't hate Riley Cooper. Most annoying race on the planet I swear
Reply50 months
F*ck Roger Goodell too
50 months
Most annoying race on the planet lol. Move your retarded arse to somewhere with no white people then. Like Mali.
50 months
what a puss
Reply50 months
Reid said in an interview last year that he's never felt oppressed. But I guess if enough liberals keep telling you you're oppressed then you might start believing it.
Reply50 months
Absolutley un-American.....reminds me of the same old crap started by people like Muhammad Ali. Get rich off the system then turn around and complain about supposed injustices in our system. If anything is unjust, it's the Colin Kaepernick's of society proclaiming racism just because no one wants hire his controversial butt. Eric Reid should be careful or he'll end up in the same bin of "no interest". No one wants to watch football on the weekends to see political statements. Owners should make those that are going to do this stupid stuff stay in the locker rooms until game time.
Reply50 months
You ppl triggered...yep you ppl
Reply50 months
That's racism...isn't it?
50 months
Yo peoples bees waythist....I fixed for you
50 months
Maybe our government run education system elected to not inform those young kids what that flag stands for. Keeping them from knowing how much blood poured from the bodies of soldiers for the freedom enjoyed by him to kneel when they could honor those soldiers by standing when those who sacrificed can't.
Reply50 months
km
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Athlete privilege
Reply50 months
"I made a stupid mistake, am too stubborn to admit it....so, I will just double down on my bad decision. Forgive me." - Eric Reid
Reply50 months
I like Eric as a person, but his choice to protest this way shows his disconnect from society. A small minority hates America and unfortunately by supporting CK he has joined the minority. It will haunt you later in life Eric. Do the right thing stand up for your country, literally and figuratively.
Reply50 months
All I've gathered in this topic has been...."I don't like Eric Reid because he doesn't think like me!!!" Too many cry babies in here...
Reply50 months
You're so deep.
50 months
And cold too!
50 months
Drizzt
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Reid is an embarrassment
Reply50 months
Nation: Pray for Houston. White people: All cities Matter...not just Houston. .....while I had so many of you in one thread I just wanted you to see how stupid that shite sounds when y'all say it. Good day
Reply50 months
Not your original thought. And the analogy only makes sense if equating black people to flooded Houston. And if the slogan was "Houston matters" which implies anyone was saying it didn't.
50 months
Not a very accurate analogy. The events that are happening in Texas currently are a true tragedy unlike the perceived injustice that BLM keeps fueling as a reason to be disruptive to society. It makes sense though that a liberal would try to politicize something like this.
50 months
You are like a poet laureate of stupidity.
50 months
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