Carolina Panthers’ security Eric Reid slammed rapper Jay-Z as “wicked” Friday evening after rumors swirled that the once supporter of extinct NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be segment-proprietor of an NFL crew, including that the Roc Nation founder had no grounds to signify that avid gamers have been “past kneeling” all the contrivance thru the national anthem.
Following a preseason sport against the Buffalo Bills, Reid continued to blast the tune multi-millionaire’s newly launched partnership with the league aimed at strengthening the “community thru tune and the NFL’s Inspire Alternate initiative.”
Reid, who was the first teammate of Kaepernick to kneel all the contrivance thru the national anthem within the 2016 season, was addressing a newest TMZ file that claimed Jay-Z is decided to have a “famous ownership curiosity” in a crew “within the shut to future.”
Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid (25) kneels all the contrivance thru the national anthem sooner than an NFL football sport against the Fresh York Giants in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Picture/Jason E. Miczek)
“Jay-Z claimed to be a supporter of Colin, wore his jersey, informed folk no longer to acquire on the Superbowl on record of the therapy that the NFL did to Colin and now he’s going to be a segment proprietor? It’s roughly wicked,” he informed journalists all the contrivance thru the locker room.
Reid on the initiating took mission with the partnership on Twitter where he questioned the timing of the announcement on record of the newest controversy over Miami Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross net sites hosting a fundraiser for President Trump.
He accused the NFL in a tweet Thursday of attending to “camouflage within the support of his (Jay-Z’s) shaded face” to duvet up “blackballing” Kaepernick.
He doubled down on this sentiment Friday evening: “For Jay- Z to near in and partner to take care of social justice, enact it within the support of Colin’s support, acquire paid to enact it and now he has a stake in an NFL crew is factual, I don’t have phrases.”
Reid additionally took mission with remarks Jay-Z made all the contrivance thru a press convention with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell where he stated that “we’ve moved past kneeling” all the contrivance thru the national anthem.
“When has Jay-Z ever taken a knee to near out and converse us we’re past kneeling? Sure, he’s accomplished loads of stout work, loads of stout social justice work, but so that you just can acquire paid to pass into an NFL press convention and converse that we’re past kneeling, again, asinine.”
Reid and Kaepernick filed a complaint against the NFL pointing out that house owners have been “blackballing” them because they decided to kneel all the contrivance thru the national anthem. Reid signed with the Panthers within the guts of ultimate season and the complaint was settled in February.
The Panthers went on to lose Friday’s preseason sport against the bills 27 -14. They’re going to pass on to play the Fresh England Patriots Thursday evening.
Fox Recordsdata’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this file.