NFL player called out for not kneeling during the national anthem: labeled ‘sellout’ and ‘neo-colonialist’

NFL player called out for not kneeling during the national anthem: labeled ‘sellout’ and ‘neo-colonialist’
Baltimore Ravens take a knee (Image: Fox news video screen grab)

[Ed. – Eccentric millionaire]

Two National Football League stars on opposing teams had to be separated before a game on Sunday over long-simmering tensions related to the national anthem protests as Colin Kaepernick weighed in on the side of an old ally.

The incident between Eric Reid of the Carolina Panthers and Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles took place before the start of the teams’ Week 7 matchup at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday.

As teams do every week, members of the Eagles and Panthers began congregating at midfield for the ceremonial coin flip to determine which team receives the ball to start the game.

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But television cameras zoomed in to an apparent scuffle that broke out nearby.

Video footage shows members of the Panthers trying to restrain Reid, who appeared angry.

Reid was visibly agitated with Jenkins, who plays the same position for the Eagles. Both Reid and Jenkins are safeties.

Kaepernick publicly sided with Reid, his former teammate with the 49ers.

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