Eric Reid Comments on Reasoning Behind National Anthem Protest

September 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid joined teammate Colin Kaepernick in taking a knee during the national anthem prior to the team's final preseason game against the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 1.
With the 49ers set to begin their 2016 regular season Monday, Reid offered an explanation for why he felt it was important to be part of the discussion that has risen since Kaepernick took his stance public:
Kaepernick's protest prior to the 49ers' preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Aug. 26 drew attention when he was photographed sitting on the bench during the national anthem. 
Per ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner, Reid met with Kaepernick, who was also discussing the issue with former Green Beret Nate Boyer, in the days after the game to discuss joining him in protest, but he wanted to find a way they could do it without sitting down.
"[Boyer] actually showed us the text messages that his buddies were sending, how they said they were pissed about what he did, b...

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