A pair of national anthem protesters met during the coin toss of an NFL game Sunday, and a confrontation ensued that nearly led to a physical altercation.
The incident took place when Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid got in a heated exchange with the Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins over their protests and who is the more committed social justice warrior.
Neither individual is what one would consider a class act.
Though Reid, who seems to have taken offense to the fact that Jenkins and The Players Coalition struck a deal with the NFL to stop protests in exchange for donations to social justice programs, had to be pulled away by teammates before the situation became even more volatile.
Reid had major concerns with Malcolm Jenkins’ Players Coalition that raised nearly $100 million to causes considered important to African-American communities. pic.twitter.com/qBsfDr4yLi
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 21, 2018
Wait a minute – Reid has a problem with someone who managed to secure $100 million for African-American causes? Seems slightly racist.
After playing tough guy in the middle of the field, Reid cowardly took a knee on the sideline during the playing of the National Anthem. He later called Jenkins a “sellout” and a “neo-colonialist.”
Eric Reid calls Malcolm Jenkins a “sellout” and a “neo-colonialist.” pic.twitter.com/uQfhz6o7FF
— Bo Wulf (@Bo_Wulf) October 21, 2018
Reid is a former member of the San Francisco 49ers and was one of the first players to join Colin Kaepernick in his attention-seeking protest against America.
Jenkins meanwhile, chose to raise his fist as a means to draw attention to police brutality and racial injustice.
You’d think the two would be on the same side, but Reid’s problem seems to center on the fact that Jenkins actually accomplished something and is trying to put the ridiculous protests behind them.
That, and the fact that Kaepernick wasn’t involved in the agreement between the NFL owners and The Players Coalition.
“(Colin Kaepernick and I) believe a lot of players should have stepped up for Colin,” Reid whines, apparently unaware that the group is called a ‘PLAYERS coalition’ and Kaepernick isn’t good enough to be a player in the NFL right now.
Kaepernick Chimes In
To nobody’s surprise, Kaepernick chimed in with his support of the player who isn’t interested in coming to a reasonable solution when it comes to the protests.
He’s sided with Reid.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 21, 2018
Shocking that Kaepernick would support somebody trying to incite an on-field fight over his own movement designed to sow division in our country.
Two anti-American peas in a pod.
Jenkins Is No Saint
While Jenkins has tried to use the protests as a means to better the African-American community, he should not be confused with someone of integrity.
He took part in a protest by his Philadelphia Eagles in boycotting the traditional White House visit by Super Bowl champions. He raised his fists in protest earlier in the year instead of respecting the American flag and those who fought and died for our country.
Worse, Jenkins was instrumental in convincing the NFL to use funds meant for veterans groups to prop up “social justice” programs.
Reid rightfully took issue with that, saying it wasn’t the intent of players to have funds used for other worthy causes diverted to their pretend programs.
“It’s a charade,” Reid said.
That’s what the entire National Anthem protests are in a nutshell.
Man Up and Stand Up
Diamond and Silk, supporters of President Trump, have blasted players like Jenkins, Reid, and ultimately Kaepernick, saying they are “still stuck in that Democratic plantation mindset.”
Jenkins, as mentioned, refused a visit to the White House. Kaepernick, for now, has refused to meet with the President. Reid has certainly failed to accomplish anything of tangible value for the community by requesting a meeting with Trump.
Perhaps if they stopped kneeling and actually stood up and did something, they’d earn more respect for their cause.
They “don’t know how to man up and stand up and go talk to the president (who) can go help him with these issues in the inner and urban cities, and with reform (to) the justice system,” Diamond declared.
Striving to reach a solution won’t get these NFL players the attention they’re seeking. That’s why they won’t man up or stand up.
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