The NFL are taking accountability.
With the globe engaged in heated dialogue about race in the wake of the death of unarmed Black man George Floyd, the National Football League has dramatically pivoted on its stance about the kneeling protest kicked off by Colin Kaepernick.
The star quarterback hasn’t played for four years after his demand for justice during the national anthem jarred senior officials.
Now, as the gravity of racial injustice is finally becoming apparent to the masses, said top brass are admitting: “we were wrong.”
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In a video statement, NFL commissionerRoger Goodell publicly owned up to the league not listening as they should and aligned with the #BlackLivesMatter movement:
We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People.
We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter. #InspireChange
A necessary step.
Suffice to say, it’ll be interesting to see what – if any – developments this leads to on the Kaepernick front.