Kaepernick calls out NFL for social justice 'propaganda' while Eric Reid is still a free agent
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Colin Kaepernick on Sunday accused NFL team owners of blackballing a fellow player over his advocacy for racial justice issues, even as the league engages in "propaganda" regarding its actions on social justice.

In a tweet Sunday, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback wrote that the league was "still actively blackballing Eric Reid," a former safety for the 49ers and Carolina Panthers, while running "propaganda about how they care about Black Life."

"While the NFL runs propaganda about how they care about Black Life, they are still actively blackballing Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) for fighting for the Black community. Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league," Kaepernick wrote Sunday afternoon.


Kaepernick has leveled similar accusations at NFL team owners regarding his own lack of employment with the NFL following the 49ers' decision to cut him from the team in 2017. However, he has faced criticism from some who argue that his status as a free agent is linked to his performance, rather than his advocacy on and off the field against police brutality and racism.

Reid was the second player, behind Kaepernick, to participate in kneeling protests during performances of the national anthem before NFL games; he has since argued in court this his own free agency status is a result of collusion between NFL team owners to avoid signing him, influenced by criticism of the protests from President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE.