Did ‘Madden NFL 19’ Censor A Song To Leave Out Colin Kaepernick?

Posted by Bill DiFilippo on

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It goes without saying, but the relationship between Colin Kaepernick and the NFL is in a bad place right now. Not necessarily Kaepernick and the various teams that play football, mind you, but Kaepernick and the league itself. Most notably, Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL, arguing its owners have colluded to keep him out of the league.

While that’s been going on, a video that has made the rounds in the last day makes it sound like the league is using its well-renowned video game series to swipe at Kaepernick.

According to a clip from Twitter user @jeanclervil, “Big Bank” by YG features a curious edit and a second or two of dead space in Madden NFL 19.

The song features a verse by Big Sean, with the line “Feed me to the wolves, now I lead the pack and sh*t / You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick.” As you can guess, the reference to the quarterback is conspicuously censored out. Word of this got back to YG, who popped into an Instagram comment section and was not happy with this decision.

There’s no word on exactly why this happened, but it’s not hard to put two and two together and come to a conclusion. If this is merely an extreme coincidence and not something more nefarious, we’ll be sure to let you know.