Former 49er Eric Reid was the first player to join Colin Kaepernick in his anthem protests, during the 2016 season. After a long layoff, many wondered whether Reid would continue those protests in his debut with the Carolina Panthers, Breitbart reports.
Well, on Sunday afternoon, we got our answer. He took a knee…
According to SB Nation, Reid told reporters last week the Panthers didn’t ask him about his anthem plans prior to his signing and said he hadn’t made a decision on what he plans to do during the anthem before games.
“I said that I would be considering other ways, and I’m still considering,” Reid said. “I’m still evaluating the scope of our country.”
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Reid’s signing was a “football decision” founded upon getting the best player available after safety Da’Norris Searcy was lost for the season because of concussions. Quarterback Cam Newton told reporters last week he wasn’t concerned about Reid’s stances on social issues being a potential distraction for the team.
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Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality in the United States and defensive end Robert Quinn raised a fist in the air to promote unity.
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