EA Sports announced that their most recent edition of the hugely popular Madden 21 video game allows users to play as Colin Kaepernick—despite the fact that he hasn’t even played in the NFL for four years.
EA announced on Twitter on Tuesday: “The team at EA Sports, along with millions of Madden NFL fans, want to see him back in our game.”
— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) September 8, 2020
Kaepernick also has his own personalized introduction in the game and – when he scores a touchdown – he holds up a “black power” fist.
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 8, 2020
Not all video game fans were thrilled by the EA’s obvious play towards woke identity politics.
“One of the top free agents and a starting caliber quarterback” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Can’t wait to see how overrated he is. Can’t put him too low because you’d be racist because of the woke BLM mob. This is comical.
— SkolVikings72 (@SkolVikings72) September 8, 2020
My son bought this last week. Im returning it.
— Paul Wise (@PaulWis04244802) September 9, 2020