S.F. 49ers Safety Eric Reid on Pence’s Publicity Stunt: “This is What Systemic Oppression Looks Like.”

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San Francisco 49s Safety Eric Reid had something to say after his team lost to the Indy Colts in overtime — 26-23 — the game which Vice-President Mike Pence staged a planned publicity stunt walk out on to whine protest players exercising the first amendment rights to protest the extra judicial executions of young black men by bad police officers.

Talking to reporters in the locker room Reid said:

My honest reaction: … Does anybody know the last time he’s (Pence) been to a football game? With that being said, he tweeted out a three-year-old photo of him at a Colts game, so with the information I have, the last time he was at a Colts game was three years ago. So this looks like a PR stunt to me. He knew our team has had the most players protest. He knew that we were probably going to do it again. This is what systemic oppression looks like. A man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple of things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts. Based on the information I have, that’s the assumption I’ve made.”

I’d say that’s a safe assumption Eric, and well stated.

Mr. Reid probably had not even learned yet that Pence had told reporters to stand by for a quick exit, or that the White House released a statement backing Pence’s action in a suspiciously short time after it happened.

But I guess being a black man in America wises one up to the maneuverings of bull-shit racist con-men like drumpf and Pence….

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This guy can’t even fake things well


Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos