Eric Reid slams Jed York after 49ers reveal $1 million contribution, declares CEO ‘pled’ him not to kneel
Previous San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid isn’t ready to applaud Jed York after the Niners CEO announced that the group would be making a $1 million donation to local and nationwide organizations that are working to produce modification by combating discrimination. In reality, he straight slammed the move, suggesting that it wasn’t sufficient (h/t to Ali Thanawalla of NBC Sports Bay Area for the discover).
Reid bet San Francisco from 2013 through 2017 and spent the previous 2 seasons with the Carolina Panthers prior to being launched in March. Another former 49ers gamer and colleague of Reid’s both in San Francisco and Carolina, pass receiver Torrey Smith, applauded York and the 49ers’ efforts while speaking from his experience with the CEO.
While Smith shared his positive experience in dealing with York, Reid shared what he feels was a negative one. The safety was among the players who took a knee throughout the national anthem in protest of social injustice along with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and continued doing so in his final season with the group– after Kaepernick’s departure.
While York has always openly expressed support for his players’ rights to quietly object, Reid paints an extremely various image of what took place away from public view, implicating the CEO of asking him to stop kneeling.
Reid wrote the following in action to another of Smith’s tweets.
To which Smith reacted with the following.