On Thursday Aug 2nd, Electronic Arts released a statement that it did not purposely remove Colin Kaepernick’s name from the song it licensed from YG called “Madden NFL 19”
EA sports writes –
“We made an unfortunate mistake with our Madden NFL soundtrack,” EA said in a statement issued Thursday evening. “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. We messed up, and the edit should never have happened. We will make it right, with an update to Madden NFL 19 on August 6 that will include the reference again. We meant no disrespect, and we apologize to Colin, to YG and Big Sean, to the NFL, to all of their fans and our players for this mistake.”
On the song titled “Big Bank” rapper Big Sean makes a guest appearance where he uses the verse “Feed me to the wolves, now I lead the pack and s%$^. You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick.”
Well, it looks like a lot of celebrities are not buying the excuse.
Much love brother! Thank you for having my back!✊? https://t.co/yKz3nBMiPb
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 2, 2018
Charlamagne Tha God
Yo @vanlathan challenge accepted. I don’t play @eamaddennfl anyway. My donation to @kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp has been made. I’m calling on @amandaseales @rapsody @angelayee @troubleman31 @killermike @9thwonder and @djenvy to do the same!! Ok I’m out and I hate how my face looks in selfie mode. #KnowYourRightsChallenge
So what do you think? Are you buying EA Sport’s excuse. Will you not be playing Madden this yea?