NFL to players: “We hear you”

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The National Football League has responded to the demands articulated in the video posted by several prominent players on Thursday night.

The league, at its Twitter account, has retweeted the full video, with this message: “Players, we hear you.”

Although the league does not specifically say that the gesture amounts to an acceptance of the request that the league declare the following: “We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systemic 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.”

More could be coming. To fully understand this gesture, more may be needed.

The end result quite possibly could be an unequivocal statement that the league actively supports any players who chose to peacefully protest during the national anthem in 2020, and beyond.

14 responses to “NFL to players: “We hear you”

  1. Did i miss something here? I coulda sworn about 60% of NFL players were black. The entire pool of NFL coaches is also probably about 50% minority. Other companies in this country should be looking at this league as a an example of how to change, not as the evil empire

  2. sayormills49 says:
    June 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm
    Did i miss something here? I coulda sworn about 60% of NFL players were black. The entire pool of NFL coaches is also probably about 50% minority. Other companies in this country should be looking at this league as a an example of how to change, not as the evil empire
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    This is exactly right. Not sure why you would get downvoted at all… It is the other companies out there in the business world who should be making their envrionment more diverse…

  3. The NFL is going to be a circus this season. But what remains the same is that Dallas will be 8-8.

  4. Did anyone count how many people Kneeled for the flag in 2019? Was it that high? Oh wait it was 0. And now all of a sudden everyone is angry at people for affirming where they stand on the flag issue, when their QB and their team stood in 2019 and in 2018.

    There will be 16 headlines in week 1 within the first hour about how many people kneeled during week 1 and how suddenly thats the way it is. Where was everyone in 2019?

  5. I lived in China for a long time and know a lot about the cultural revolution and Chairman Mao. The players’ cause is just, their grievances worthy and legitimate. However, their cancel-culture approach with Drew Beees and their demands for precise phrasing that they themselves have scripted, reminds me of Mao’s “little red book” approach with all of his cadres. Our country is feeling more and more like this these days. What Brees said was tone-deaf, but emotional reasoning and groupthink never bring lasting, authentic solutions to longstanding social issues.

  6. And Trump will tweet that the NFL should be boycotted for disrespecting the flag, the military and anything else he thinks will rally his base. The NFL retreated last time so it will be interesting to see if they stand up or pee their collective pants again…

  7. It will be fun to see Trump continue to squirm as the country he is supposed to be leading rejects his policies of hatred and selfishness. I am not a Democrat or Republican but this guy has to go…

  8. Surely we can condemn the cancel culture and SIMULTANEOUSLY admit Brees’s comments were tone deaf in light of the murder of George Floyd, no? Tony Dungy is literally the only sane voice of reason in this issue. Honestly we should just forget about Brees and the NFL imo. If we can only make change in our society or have an opinion on things because of athletes then we surely have a lot of learning to do.

  9. Round 2 of the kneeling…..somehow we’re going to need how to score this in our fantasy football leagues.

  10. The NFL is about to find out that the woke social media mob does not represent their fan base or the USA as a whole.

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