You reap what you sow, young fella.

Eric Reid, former free safety for the San Francisco 49ers, is complaining that his past protests are keeping him from being able to sign with a new team.

Reid was the first player to join Colin Kaepernick in his misguided attempts to demand social justice, kneeling during the National Anthem before football games.

He even joined Marquise Goodwin and Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon, all of whom were participating in the same game, in taking a knee on Veterans Day last season. Veterans Day!

In today’s lesson titled ‘Actions Have Consequences,’ Reid is now vociferously complaining that kneeling during the National Anthem has kept him from finding a new team that will sign him.

“The notion that I can be a great signing for your team for cheap, not because of my skill set but because I’ve protested systemic oppression, is ludicrous,” Reid tweeted. “If you think is, then your mindset is part of the problem too.”

Next, he’ll join Kaepernick supporters in whining about it being racism that is preventing him from working.

Reid insists that it’s not the general managers who are unwilling to sign him, but rather, it’s an order coming down from team owners instead.

“GMs aren’t the hold up broski. It’s ownership,” he wrote. “People who know football know who can play. People who know me, know my character.”

Yes, and part of that character is a guy who protests veterans and then plays the sympathy card two days into free agency, accusing owners of blackballing him. That’ll go over well.

Reid’s whining is a bit of a shock considering just after last season ended he brought up the possibility he wouldn’t be signed. At that time, he seemed content with this possibly being the end of his playing days – all because of principles, or something.

“I am not afraid of it (the end of his career),” Reid said in an interview with NOLA.com. “But I understand that it’s a possibility.”

“The things that I’ve done, I stand by, and I’ve done that for my own personal beliefs,” he added. “Like I said, I’m fine with whatever outcome happens because of that.”

Apparently, he isn’t fine with it at all.

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