Eric Reed late of the San Francisco 49ers is outraged at the idea that actions have consequences:
“The notion that I can be a great signing for your team for cheap, not because of my skill set but because I’ve protested systemic oppression, is ludicrous,” Reid tweeted Thursday. “If you think is [sic], then your mindset is part of the problem too.”
But not as outraged as the press:
Teams don’t have that excuse to lean on when it comes to Kaepernick’s friend and former teammate, safety Eric Reid, whose market has been quiet since free agency began this week.
Reid, a former first-round pick, has played in four different defensive schemes in San Francisco. He’s played free safety and strong safety. And last year when the 49ers were having depth issues at the position, he even played some inside linebacker.
In Fact Max Engel is very angry at you Dallas fans in particular
You can blame Jerry Jones for everything up to and including the direction of the sunrise, but this type of decision is based on the fans.
And the fans don’t like them kneelers. How pathetic.
Yeah how DARE you fans actually object to what we on the left embrace and even worse how dare the owners, seeing how these protesters turned the NFL into one of the most polarizing brands in the nation as opposed to one of the most popular, choose not to bring them into their clubhouse!
Funny thing not all that long ago Reid didn’t consider the possibility of not being signed a big deal.
“I wouldn’t use the word concerned,” Reid said then. “I would say I understand that’s a possibility. And I’m completely fine with it. The things that I’ve done, I stand by, and I’ve done that for my own personal beliefs. Like I said, I’m fine with whatever outcome happens because of that.”
He was fine with it until the possibility became reality, now he considers himself a victim. After all being signed by the NFL is a right not a privilege and hell hath no fury as a SJW denied what he considers his.
As Glenn Reynolds said, “get woke go broke.” Reid has made this choice, and the media won’t rest until the NFL owners do the same.