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49ers Eric Reid speaks up for Colin Kaepernick, shares plan for national anthem

49ers Eric Reid speaks up for Colin Kaepernick, shares plan for national anthem

Eric Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest last season, believes they accomplished their goal of creating awareness about America's equality issues and police misconduct.

49ers’ Reid, Harold will stand during anthem in 2017

Niners safety Eric Reid and outside linebacker Eli Harold will stand during the national anthem this season after they joined ex-teammate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling in 2016. Reid and Harold joined Kaepernick shortly after the quarterback sparked a national conversation with his protest in August. Kaepernick, of course, remains a free agent and Reid believes his anthem stance explains his current unemployment. People want to shy away from him because of media PR reasons.
CSN Bay Area Apr 26, 2017

Reid: Anthem protest accomplished goal of awareness

SANTA CLARA Safety Eric Reid and linebacker Eli Harold, who joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem last season, will not continue the protest this season.Reid said Wednesday they achieved their goal of bringing attention to racial inequality in the United States.When we started doing that, our goal was to open up the floor to conversation. I believe weve achieved that goal, Reid said. So now we just want to move forward and just partner with people thats trying to make a change.

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