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Eric Reid calls NFL's use of Colin Kaepernick in video 'diabolical'

September 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Reid said what the NFL did was "hafl-hearted" at best.

(CNN)NFL safety Eric Reid had some words for the NFL Monday after the league used Colin Kaepernick in a video.

The league used video of Kaepernick kneeling when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

"What the @NFL is doing is half-hearted at best," Reid tweeted Monday, adding that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has gotten comfortable saying he "'was wrong' as if his mere acknowledgement reconciles his admitted wrongdoing. "

Reid said Goodell is using Kaepernick in the video to "legitimize their disingenuous PR while simultaneously perpetuating systemic oppression, that the video he's using fights against, by continuing to rob Colin of his career. "

The NFL, which condemned Kaepernick's protest at first, is now supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Sunday, Kaepernick tweeted in support of Reid, who knelt with him and was released by the Carolina Panthers in March after playing two seasons with them.

"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," Kaepernick tweeted.

Kaepernick accused NFL team owners in 2017 of colluding to keep him from being signed.

The NFL denied any collusion but in 2019, they reached a settlement with Kaepernick and Reid.

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