NFL players nearly come to blows on field over national anthem protests

Eric Reid, the former teammate of Colin Kaepernick who was without a job for some time before being hired by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, took his personal grievances against a fellow anthem protester onto the field Sunday during a game against the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Reid, who regularly took a knee alongside fellow radical Kaepernick, confronted Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins near midfield before the game and the players had to be separated as they came close to blows.

Independent NFL reporter Dov Kleiman shared a video of the incident on Twitter.

He tweeted: “Reid had major concerns with Malcolm Jenkins’ Players Coalition that raised nearly $100 million to causes considered important to African-American communities.”

Here’s another angle that captures how out of control Reid was on Sunday.

“That look in Reid’s eyes says a lot,” tweeted Charlotte Observer beat reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques.

Reid took issue with Jenkins when the coalition formed by the players excluded Reid and Kaepernick from meetings with the NFL. Jenkins also asked players if they’d stop protesting during the national anthem if the league made a charitable donation.

The NFL ultimately agreed to contribute nearly $90 million to the Players Coalition, which was co-founded by Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, to combat social inequality.

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Oh, and Reid is still disrespecting the national anthem, being the only player on his team Sunday to take a knee.

“It’s systematic oppression which is what I’m protesting and neocolonialism,” he later told reporters.

The extracurricular activity involving Reid continued after the game started — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should be so proud:

Suffice it to say, Reid’s antics earned the praise of Kaepernick, who first started the national anthem protest.

After the game, which the Eagles lost, the radical left-wing player called Jenkins a “sellout” and a “neo-colonialist.”

The player also took advantage of the platform the NFL provides him to espouse his left-wing views, as seen below.

Jenkins took the high road when asked about the encounter.

“I would never get up here and say anything bad about somebody who I know whose intentions were real about helping the community, especially another black man,” he said, according to the New York Post.

“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.”

Tom Tillison


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