NFL players call on league to condemn racism and also took on media to record their protest against racism in the country.
With going crisis in the US where millions are out in protest to demand justice for minorities and are condemning the low treatment of minorities in the country. With all this, players from the NFL did come out protesting and called on the league to condemn the racial issue in the country.
Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr. and more than a dozen NFL players call on league to condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people in a strong video message discussing the racial issues and low treatment of minorities. The strong call via a video made after the protests continued on its hike in the country after the death of George Floyd.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas stars the video with saying: “It’s been 10 days since George Floyd was brutally murdered.”
After that, players taking stance ask:
‘what if I was George Floyd?’
The players also name others who have killed Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery, Eric Garner and others.
Following the video call, the players say they “will not be silenced,” and say, “This is what we, the players, would like to hear you state: We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We, the National Football League, admit wrong in silencing our players from peacefully protesting. We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter.”
The players in video clip criticized NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell on his statement on protests. The NFL commissioner stated in his statement that the “NFL family is greatly saddened by the tragic events across our country” and the ‘protesters’ reactions to these incidents reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel.”
“As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league. These tragedies inform the NFL’s commitment and our ongoing efforts. There remains an urgent need for action. We recognize the power of our platform in communities and as part of the fabric of American society,” the NFL commissioner, Rodger Goodell said.
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After the handling of kneeling protest, the critics brought into the stage where former 49ers quarterback sat on the bench during the national anthem over racial issues in the country. Colin Kaepernick criticized for his actions against racism both from within NFL and outside of observers of the game on his protest and kneeling down to stage a sat into demand and call out justice. The quarterback did receive harsh comments form sides, including President Donald Trump for his move.
In addition, other players from NFL joined the continued protest in-country to call out justice for minorities with the slogan “BlackLivesMatter” after the brutal death of George Floyd in police custody.
We at The Sports Round Up condemn ‘racism’ in powerful words and stand against the low treatment of minorities in the world. Our move: Respect, love and peace; All lives matter!