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The 49ers Joined the #BlackoutTuesday Protest Online, But It Backfired

The 49ers Joined the #BlackoutTuesday Protest Online, But It Backfired

A bunch of NFL teams joined the “#BlackoutTuesday” thing online yesterday by posting blank, all-black images on Twitter.  But it mostly backfired when people started calling them out for turning their backs on COLIN KAEPERNICK.

The 49ers got the worst of it, naturally.  They basically gave him the boot after he sparked an uproar in 2016 by kneeling during the National Anthem.  Colin claims they also conspired with other teams to keep him out of the league, but they deny it.

His former teammate Eric Reid . . . who took a knee with him . . . got on Twitter and called the 49ers hypocrites for jumping on the bandwagon after blackballing Colin.

After the Niners posted an all-black image with the caption “Blackout Tuesday,” he responded, quote, “I think you meant BLACKBALL Tuesday.”  Then he followed it up by Tweeting out the dictionary definition of the word “hypocrisy.”

49ers CEO Jed York DID donate $1 million to help minorities a few days ago, and another former teammate . . . wide receiver Torrey Smith . . . offered some support.  Torrey said he never heard York tell any of his players not to kneel.

But Eric Tweeted back, quote, “You never heard him say ‘don’t kneel’ because you never knelt.  He BEGGED me not to kneel.”

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June 3rd, 2020

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