NFL To Play Black Anthem Before Every Game In Week 1

NFL To Play Black Anthem Before Every Game In Week 1

The NFL's anticipated first game of the coming season arrives September 10, pitting the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs at home against the Houston Texans.

Though the protest waned in the past few seasons, the renewed focus on social issues and systemic racism after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery among countless other Black victims of police brutality have led many players to hint they'll be kneeling during the National Anthem this season.

According to the ESPN report, the song will be played before "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Additional plans include the use of educational programs and storytelling about the victims and their families similar to the league's PSA on Botham Jean released in January and the Super Bowl commercial on Corey Jones featuring his cousin, former NFL star Anquan Boldin.

The Republican from Texas called the plan "asinine" on Twitter.

"We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter", Goodell said in his video statement.

Cruz wondered in a tweet whether there were national anthems for other races.

As far as the Washington and Black National Anthem news is concerned, it seems as though some people are actually extremely upset. In addition, the league may memorialize police violence victims by placing their names on player jerseys or helmets.

Campaign Zero (joincampaignzero.org) which works to end police brutality in America through research-proven strategies.

"It's useless this league turned into a big SNOWFLAKE FEST AND I'VE HAD IT!"

If you wanna lose fans in Pittsburgh, and Wisconsin, and Texas, and Florida, in the Carolinas, and anywhere people have a brain... if you want to destroy pro football... then go ahead and NFL slit your own throat.

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