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Madden Adds Colin Kaepernick as a Playable Character


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Are you serious?

The Madden video game series has recently announced that developers at  EA Sports created a feature that allows players to sign Kaepernick to an NFL roster in the game’s franchise mode.

Madden also released that whenever Kaepernick will score a touchdown he will lift up the black power fist.

For those of you who don’t know, Kaepernick is only relevant because he started kneeling during the national anthem as a protest.

He last played in the NFL in 2016 and he wasn’t putting up Hall of Fame numbers that year either.

It looks like the guys over at Madden want to use the left’s poster boy too for their own agenda.

 

CNN reported Kaepernick’s return to Madden:

For the first time since Madden 17, Colin Kaepernick will be making his return to the virtual gridiron as a playable character in Madden 21.

Developer EA Sports confirmed that an update was released on Tuesday that allows players to sign Kaepernick to any NFL roster in the game’s franchise mode.
Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. He began to protest against police brutality and racial injustice by first sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem when it was played before games.
Kaepernick will be rated as an 81 overall in the game and is the highest-rated free agent, EA Sports confirmed.

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Sports Illustrated added to the story too see what they had to say:

EA lost the rights to Kaepernick’s likeness when he lost his job in the NFL, but after negotiating with him individually, gamers can once again play as Kaepernick in the popular video game series.

The Undefeated’s Aaron Dodson reports that Kaepernick took a “hands on” approach to his inclusion in the game, lobbying for his digital avatar to have an Afro (as opposed to the cornrows he had in Madden 17) and to use the Black Power fist as a touchdown celebration, as he did in his most recent NFL season.

Madden’s ratings have gone down the last couple of years and expect that trend to continue after this political move by the developers over at Madden.



 

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