EA Games Apologizes to Colin Kaepernick for Removing His Name from Madden 19

EA Games Apologizes to Colin Kaepernick for Removing His Name from Madden 19

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EA Games is apologizing for removing Colin Kaepernick’s name from the Big Sean verse on YG’s song, “Big Bank,” which is on the Madden 19 soundtrack.

In the song, Big Sean’s verse says, “Feed me to the wolves, now I lead the pack and s—. You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick.”

“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.”

Big Sean posted on Twitter how disappointed and appalled he was by the NFL and EA Games. YG posted to Instagram with the caption, “EA & NFL OWE US AN APOLOGY!”

Colin’s name back in the game on August 6th.

 

Written by Clarke Jones

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