Colin Kaepernick’s name was removed from a song featured on Madden 19, and it didn’t take long for the Internet to notice the not-so-subliminal snub.
On YG’s “Big Bank,” which features Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Big Sean, Sean raps “You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick,” but when the song appeared on the popular video game, the former San Fransisco 49ers’ name was removed.
During a concert over the weekend, Big Sean, with YG and 2 Chainz on stage spoke to the crowd about the erasure of Kaepernick’s name and proved he and all of Kaepernick’s supporters would not be deterred.
“They can’t stop us. They can’t censor us. They’re not going to take any lyrics out of no songs. We say what we mean and we mean what we say,” Big Sean said before instructing the crowd to recite the line featuring Kaepernick’s name.
Kaepernick saw the video and took to his own Instagram to thank the men for their support and for speaking out.
“I appreciate these brothers for not being silent on this issue,” Kaepernick captioned.
EA Sports released a statement on their official Twitter account apologizing for their blunder and assuring fans that they “will make it right.”
After learning of the removal of Kaepernick’s name, many began donating the money they would’ve spent to purchase the video game to the former quarterback’s Know Your Rights organization.