Will NFL ownership finally step up to the plate in the fight for equality?
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The NFL and NFLPA released the following statement in response to the NBA Playoffs boycott, as well as protests across MLB, WNBA, MLS, and Tennis. Update 8/29/20: Several NFL teams have cancelled practice in order to raise awareness with the Seattle Seahawks notably registering every player to vote.
NFL, NFLPA Joint Statement: “The NFL community is united more than ever to support one another in these challenging times. We share anger and frustration, most recently as a result of the shooting of Jacob Blake.
While our passions continue to run high, we are proud that our players and clubs, League and Union, are taking time to have the difficult conversations about these issues that affect the Black community and other communities of color in America. We are especially encouraged that these conversations are about how we can come together to make the necessary and long overdue changes in our country.
We will continue to not only use our collective platform to call out racism and injustice whenever and wherever it occurs in our country, but also fight together to eradicate it.”
The NFL has been woefully behind race relations from the lack of black head coaching and executive hires to its shameful treatment of Colin Kaeperneck. Hopefully, finally, Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL owners see that not only do Black Lives Matter, but that all players have a right to their voice, the right to peaceful protests, and the right to positively impact people on their massive platform how they see fit.
Patrick Mahomes on NFL Social Justice Efforts: