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REPORT: New Madden Game Censors Colin Kaepernick’s Name from Song

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San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem. AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez

According to a Twitter user, Colin Kaepernick’s name has been scrubbed from the lyrics of YG’s “Big Bank,” on the soundtrack to this year’s Madden, an American football video game series developed by EA Tiburon for EA Sports.

The track features fellow rappers, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj and Big Sean. Some words are excluded from the song including curse words, the n-word, mentions of drugs and sexual activity. Unexpectedly when Big Sean rap’s, “You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick,” in the third verse, the former quarterback’s name is missing.

Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Daib, retweeted the post questioning if the NFL of being behind the removal of his name. “Oh!!!!! who told you to edit Colin’s name out???? ? Curious minds want to know,” she wrote.

The football player is currently suing the NFL and some team owners for collusion after he was released from the San Francisco 49ers over the controversy surrounding his national anthem protest in 2016, where he kneeled to bring awareness to police brutality and racial injustice.

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