EA Sports has a history of scrubbing profane lyrics from its games’ soundtracks and only presenting the squeaky clean versions. With Madden 19, it takes things a bit further by editing out a simple name drop of a politically polarizing figure.
Colin Kaepernick is the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked the trend of professional athletes kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustices in America. He essentially sacrificed his career for it. It left him without a job, seemingly blackballed by all NFL teams.
It also cost him a mention on a Madden 19 track. As seen in the video below, Kaepernick’s name is cut from Big Sean’s verse on the song “Big Bank.” The lyric should be “Feed me to the wolves, now I lead the pack and shit, you boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick, I’m rare as affordable health care (oh God).”
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EA edited Colin Kaepernick’s name out of a lyric in Madden 19