EA Sports Apologizes For Removing Colin Kaepernick’s Name From Soundtrack
The video game maker came under fire Thursday when it was discovered that Colin Kaepernick’s name was removed from the YG track Big Bank.
Kaepernick drew attention to social inequality issues during the 2016 season by kneeling during the national anthem as a means of protest. He has since been singled out and ridiculed by everyone from fellow teammates to President Trump himself, who called players that kneeled sons of bitches.
YG says EA Sports CEO contacted him personally to apologize for the song being edited without his permission.
EA says the edit should have never happened and apologized to Kaepernick, YG, Big Sean, players and fans.
We made an unfortunate mistake with our Madden NFL soundtrack. Members of our team misunderstood the fact that while we don’t have rights to include Colin Kaepernick in the game, this doesn’t affect soundtracks.
EA Sports says the edit should have never happened and apologized to Kaepernick, YG, Big Sean, as well as players and fans. EA says they are going to update the song to add Kaepernick’s name back in.
The fact that this wasn’t the first time EA Sports has pulled this stunt has some viewing their apology like:
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