The free-agent safety tweeted that commissioner Roger Goodell "has gotten comfortable" saying he was "wrong" not to listen to players about social injustice "as if his mere acknowledgement reconciles his admitted wrongdoing".
The opening weekend of the NFL season saw players stage pre-game protests from coast-to-coast taking a knee during the playing of the USA national anthem once again putting a spotlight on racism and inequality.
When the Panthers signed Reid in September 2018, it was a few weeks into that season and several months after the NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league on his behalf over his unemployment.
Now, however, Reid is also on the outside looking in, as he is still a free agent despite playing effectively for the Carolina Panthers over the past two seasons. While we all know that Kaepernick has been blackballed, but Eric Reid just played productively last season and no one has called him. The sides reached a settlement in February 2019.
In the wake of the George Floyd unrest, the National Football League announced that end zones would include signage reading, "End Racism" and "It Takes All of Us", and that players would be allowed to wear helmet decals featuring the names of Black people killed by police.
The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May sparked months of protests in the United States, and demonstrations continued during NFL's opening weekend this month. The video featured a performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing", a song often described as the Black national anthem, with scenes interspersed of NFL players staging pregame demonstrations.