Chris Paul takes jab at Madden 19 for censoring Colin Kaepernick’s name from NFL game
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent in the NFL, so naturally, he’s not on any team’s lineup in the new Madden video game by EA Sports. However, it’s not only his physical being that is being omitted in the game — even his name seems to have been erased by Madden, treated as though it was some type of a vulgar word.
The omission has caught the attention of many people, including Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul, who took to Twitter to sarcastically lament the treatment the former San Francisco 49ers signal-caller received.
— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 2, 2018
If you’re wondering how Madden made Kaepernick’s name disappear, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has the lowdown.
The soundtrack contains the song Big Bank from YG. The lyrics include a variety of words that were scrubbed from the song, including profanities, a racial slur, vague references to sexual activity, and the acronym CBD (a substance containing cannabis).
Also scrubbed from the song was, you guessed it, the name “Colin Kaepernick.”
It’s a well-known fact that Kaepernick has been a huge source of controversy in the NFL because of his adamant kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before games to protest and raise social awareness of police brutality in the country. While NFL teams continue to shun Kaepernick, the league’s players and even athletes like Chris Paul from different pro sports leagues have voiced their support for the quarterback.
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