Tensions were running high at the start of the Eagles-Panthers game on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
As the Eagles and Panthers took to midfield for the pre-game coin flip, Panthers safety Eric Reid had to be held back by his teammates after an altercation with Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins.
Reid does have a history with Jenkins, both of them involved over the last two years with protests during the national anthem about racial injustice and police brutality.
Here’s the backstory via NJ.com:
Jenkins, a co-founder of the Players Coalition, stopped his protest late last season — which involved raising his first — after the NFL announced it would contribute nearly $100 million to causes that were considered important to players in the coalition
Reid, with the San Francisco 49ers at the time, didn’t take kindly to Jenkins agreeing to that with the NFL, claiming that Jenkins excluded Colin Kaepernick from the meetings and asked players if they would stop protesting the anthem if the NFL made a charitable donation to causes they support.
This is something to monitor as the game moves forward..