One week away from the release date of Madden NFL 19, some folks have already picked up an early copy of the perennial gaming powerhouse. And as they peruse the video game's menu, at least one of user heard something a little bit off.
During a song on the soundtrack, YG's "Big Bank," Big Sean's guest verse goes quiet for a second or two — just as one may expect of a track edited for a game with a wide audience, censoring obscenities for the sake of young listeners.
Only, the missing element wasn't an obscenity: It was Colin Kaepernick's name.
One listener, Jean Clervil, posted proof Thursday on Twitter, playing a lyric that was originally recorded as: "You boys all cap, I'm more Colin Kaepernick."
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has become a flashpoint for controversy after catalyzing a protest movement among NFL players. Beginning in 2016, Kaepernick sat — then began kneeling — during the national anthem before games, explaining that his gesture was one of protest against police brutality against people of color in the U.S.