The NFL’s effective ban on Colin Kaepernick as a player is quite petty (and racist).
Anyone without a brain tries to associate him kneeling for the National Anthem with hating American and “the flag” and refuse to hear him or his cause out. But now things are getting even more petty.
The lyrics go: "Feed me to the wolves, now I lead the pack and s**t / You boys all cap, I'm more Colin Kaepernick / I'm rare as affordable health care." You can hear in the video posting that the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s name completely scrubbed.
Could it be a fluke? Nope. ProFootballTalk confirmed the line had been scrubbed from an advanced copy of the EA Sports game. And while EA Sports, the creator of the game hasn’t responded to the accusations, Big Sean has and he says he was not asked or informed that the part of his verse would be wiped off the game.
"It’s disappointing and appalling @NFL & @EA took @Kaepernick7’s name out of my verse on Big Bank for Madden 19, like it was a curse word," the rapper tweeted on Thursday (August 2). "When he's not a curse, he's a gift! Nobody from my team approved any of this."
So they’ve edited Colin Kaepernick’s name off of the Big Sean verse on the Madden 19 soundtrack. They barely edit profanity off the games. But his name must go?— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) August 2, 2018
Madden bleeped out Colin Kaepernick’s name because like the NFL they’re attempting to silence his name & the cause.— Simar (@sahluwal) August 2, 2018
So on Madden 19 the @NFL edited Colin Kaepernick ‘s named out of a song that was on a Big Sean verse . That’s petty and I will not be buying the game , and y’all shouldn’t buy it either .— Bryce Alike' Oselen (@Bryce_Alike) August 2, 2018
The fact that Madden censored out Colin Kaepernick in Big Bank is mad pathetic— J (@jaroddelchiaro) August 2, 2018
Y’all.. so Big Bank is part of the Madden soundtrack right. When Big Sean says “you boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick”, they bleeped out “Colin Kaepernick”— Westbrook Stan Acc (@JanNJuice_) August 2, 2018
Lol I don’t even know what to say. That’s unbelievable.
It'll be interesting to see in this hurts the sales of "Madden 19." If the game's creators wanted to avoid controversy, why even use the song in the first place?
Colin Kaepernick also has yet to respond to the news.
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