49ers’ Eric Reid says last year’s anthem protests ‘went so sideways’

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Despite other players around the NFL continuing to protest racial inequality and the racially charged events taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid does not intend to resume kneeling during the national anthem this season.

Reid explained why after the Niners’ Monday afternoon practice.

“I think for me, the anthem thing went so sideways — it kills me that it went the way it went because that’s not how we intended it to be,” Reid said. “You guys know what we were trying to get accomplished with that, but I think for me personally, [I’ll] just keep talking about it, whether that’s social media or you guys talking to me or whatever events I can make it out to during the season just to keep raising awareness on different topics to hopefully make that change that we’re talking about.”

Reid was the first player to join quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his protest during the national anthem last

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20343712/eric-reid-san-francisco-49ers-says-last-year-anthem-protests-went-sideways

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