Eric Reid confronted Malcolm Jenkins over National Anthem protest or lack thereof.
As you know, Colin Kaepernick started the whole kneeling during the National Anthem while playing for the San Francisco 49ers and then teammate, Eric Reid, joined Colin for the peaceful protest.
During the same time, Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles decided to form his own peaceful protest with similar meaning by holding up a closed fist during the anthem.
Although Eric Reid, now with the Carolina Panthers, continues to kneel during the anthem, Jenkins no longer holds up the closed fist since the NFL declared $100 million toward the advancement of social justice issues in America. Reid let Jenkins know how he felt about the situation before the game and had to be held back by his teammates & officials.
According to Daily Mail, Reid was quoted saying this about Malcolm Jenkins, “He was corrupt from the jump. He knew what he was doing for the offset. His goal was to sell us out, and he did that.”
Jenkins responded by saying, “I respect him, I’m glad he has a job, I’m glad he’s back in the league, I’ll leave it like that.”
After the Panthers 21-17 come from behind win, the two did not confront one another again but it seems as though tensions are still high.
Is this coming from a place of passion for what Reid is doing and what it stands for, or is he just mad that Malcolm gave in and is no longer standing for the same cause?
Written by Christopher Schweitzer
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