EA Sports called taking Colin Kaepernick's name out of a song on the Madden 19 soundtrack an "unfortunate mistake."

By Michael Shapiro
August 02, 2018

Colin Kaepernick won't appear as a player in Madden 19, as he remains unsigned. But the quarterback is also conspicuously missing in another area of the game: the soundtrack.

According to a tweet from the account @jeanclervil, Kaepernick's name has been scrubbed from YG's song "Big Bank," which includes the line, "feed me to the wolves now I lead the pack and s---, you boys all cap, I'm more Colin Kaepernick." The line appears in Big Sean's verse on the track.

Watch the song play on Madden 19 below.

The tweet was retweeted by Kaepernick's girlfriend, Nessa Diab.

On Thursday, Pro Football Talk confirmed the tweet, reporting Kaepernick's name is missing from the song on an advanced copy of the game. 

Big Sean tweeted Thursday night that the removal of Kaepernick's name from the song is "disappointing" and "appalling."

The musician also said in the tweet that no one from his team approved the change.

EA Sports released a statement on Thursday night, apologizing for editing Kaepernick's name from the song. They called it "an unfortunate mistake" and said they would provide an update to the game that includes Kaepernick's name.

"We made an unfortunate mistake with our Madden NFL soundtrack," EA Sports said in the statement. "Members of our team misunderstood the fact that while we don't have rights to include Colin Kaepernick in the game, this doesn't affect the soundtrack. We messed up, and the edit should never have happened."

EA Sports's statement also included an apology to Kaepernick and musicians YG and Big Sean.

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