Former Falcons WR Rips Eric Reid over Anthem Protests After Illegal Hit on Ben Roethlisberger

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Carolina Panthers safety and national anthem protester Eric Reid, was ejected from the game on Thursday night after delivering an illegal hit to Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger.

That hit, however, didn’t just get a reaction from the officials who tossed Reid form the game. It also got a social media reaction from a former NFL player.

Brian Finneran, former wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, took a shot at Reid over his anthem protests on Twitter shortly after the safety was ejected:

Much of the reaction to Finneran’s tweet was not favorable:

It’s unclear why it would have to be a forest fire. Or, why Finneran would be in the forest, but okay.

There were other posts that charged Finneran with racism:

Also unclear as to how Finneran’s comment could be construed as racist. He took a specific shot at Reid for his protest stance. He didn’t make a comment about black players or black people in general. Then again it’s Twitter and it’s 2018, so why should anything make sense?

Most players have either supported Reid in his anthem stance, or stayed quiet. Finneran is one of a very small group of players — active or retired — to take a shot at Reid, publicly.

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