the nfl erasing colin kaeperick’s name from a song is one of the whitest things to happen this week
August 3, 2018
Caucasity has a history of doing the absolute most but lately – thanks to its mascot Trump – it has been outdoing itself consistently. The latest victim of whiteness’ antics is someone who is very familiar with the vindictive nature whiteness takes on when confronted about its bullshit – Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has still not been signed to a team but the NFL and its affiliates seem to want to punish the Quarterback even more in the pettiest of ways.
— Mr. Changing Lives (@jeanclervil) August 2, 2018
For the second year in a row, EA Sports excluded Kaepernick’s name by editing it from the Madden NFL ‘19 video game soundtrack. The song is ‘Big Bank’ by YG featuring Big Sean and the song “includes the lyric, “Feed me to the wolves now I lead the pack and s—. / You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick,” according to the Washington Post. Sean was not having it, going on Twitter to let EA Sports know that no one on his team approved editing Kaepernick’s name out of his verse.
It’s disappointing and appalling @NFL & @EA took @Kaepernick7’s name out of my verse on Big Bank for Madden 19, like it was a curse word. When he's not a curse, he's a gift! Nobody from my team approved any of this.
— Sean Don (@BigSean) August 2, 2018
EA apologized for removing Kaepernick’s name from the track, releasing a statement to ESPN that said, “Members of our team misunderstood the fact that while we don’t have rights to include Colin Kaepernick in the game, this doesn’t affect soundtracks. We messed up, and the edit should never have happened. We will make it right, with an update to Madden NFL 19 on August 6 that will include the reference again. We meant no disrespect, and we apologize to Colin, to YG and Big Sean, to the NFL, to all of their fans and our players for this mistake.”
Because Kaepernick is an A1 human being, he responded to Big Sean on Twitter, thanking him for the love. Through all the adversity he has faced after kneeling to protest police brutality (something Trump, the NFL and their racist base continue to be willfully ignorant about) any normal person could easily have allowed the pressure to get to them but Kaepernick has stood by his beliefs and shown us the kind of character that made Muhammed Ali great. No matter what happens to Kaepernick, he’ll always have a place on our walls next to Obama.
Much love brother! Thank you for having my back!✊🏾 https://t.co/yKz3nBMiPb
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 2, 2018
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