Former 49ers security Eric Reid wasn’t too keen on NFL groups utilizing the hashtag “Blackout Tuesday” on Twitter.
Reid referred to as out a number of groups that tweeted the hashtag and a picture of a black field, together with San Francisco, his former workforce.
“I believe you meant Blackball Tuesday…I digress,” Reid stated.
A number of groups are marking Blackout Tuesday, a day for companies to pause and mirror within the wake of the killing of George Floyd—a Black man who died final week in Minneapolis police custody after an officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for a number of minutes.
Reid additionally criticized the Texans, Cardinals, Falcons and Bears for his or her posts, believing groups blackballed his former teammate Colin Kaepernick for kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Kaepernick has not performed within the NFL since that yr.
Reid went on to play for the 49ers for one season earlier than becoming a member of the Panthers as a free agent in 2018. He’s at the moment unsigned after two years in Carolina.
In February 2019, Kaepernick and Reid settled a lawsuit alleging that the NFL had colluded to maintain them off the sector for his or her political activism.