After Sunday night time’s Panthers win, Eric Reid spoke concerning the “bittersweet” feeling of enjoying in his first NFL recreation since going unsigned for practically one yr. In accordance with CBS Sports activities, the soccer security, who knelt with Colin Kaepernick in the course of the nationwide anthem to protest social injustices in 2016, mentioned his former teammate must also be on the sphere.
“It’s bittersweet,” the previous 49er instructed The Undefeated’s, Jason Reid. “I received the sport, however Colin is at house with my children. He needs to be enjoying.”
Eric Reid continued to take a knee within the 2017 season, in consequence, went unsigned this previous offseason till the Panthers picked him up in Might.
Though a number of groups handed up on the 26-year-old probably due to his stance, he wouldn’t let that discourage his peaceable protest. Eric Reid took a knee throughout Sunday’s recreation.
“Everyone on this [locker room], everyone who watches this recreation [and] everyone on this nation is aware of what we’re speaking about,” Eric Reid mentioned after the Panthers victory over the New York Giants. “It’s the reality. You’ll be able to’t deny it. We’ve simply acquired to do extra to make this higher.”
He continued, “Individuals who don’t need issues to alter, individuals who wish to preserve the established order … they must subvert. They must distract. They must redirect from what we’re making an attempt to perform. Now we have to remain robust. Now we have to remain diligent.”