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Jay-Z Faces Backlash over ‘disgusting’ NFL partnership

Jay-Z Faces Backlash over ‘disgusting’ NFL partnership
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Jay-Z Faces Backlash over ‘disgusting’ NFL partnership


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 14: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Jay Z at the Roc Nation and NFL Partnership Announcement at Roc Nation on August 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

 

Jay-Z Faces Backlash over ‘disgusting’ NFL partnership

 

Jay-Z is facing criticism for teaming up with the NFL following anger about the body’s response to footballer Colin Kaepernick’s 2016 kneeling protest.

The rap star, who once rapped “I said no to the Super Bowl, you need me, I don’t need you”, will now help select acts for the Super Bowl half-time show.

The deal is meant to “enhance live game experiences and amplify the league’s social justice efforts”, he said.

Kaepernick’s girlfriend said “Jay-Z let them use him”, which was “disgusting”.

Kaepernick has effectively been frozen out of the game for “taking a knee” during a pre-game national anthem in protest at the treatment of black people in America.

His partner Nessa Diab said the deal had helped to “bury” her boyfriend.

She wrote on Instagram: “We will never turn our backs on @kaepernick7 because your idols decided to work with the same organization that is actively keeping Colin unemployed all because he peacefully protested against social injustice in black and brown communities, specifically police brutality.

“So really, how can Jay-Z and the NFL utter social justice in their partnership while keeping Colin unemployed because of his social justice work?”

 

 

 

Post by: Sammi Swinton

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