NFL Deciding To Play The Black National Anthem Before Every Week 1 Game – VIDEO

The NFL will reportedly play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” which is also known as the bla-ck national anthem, before every Week 1 NFL game in the 2020 season, according to ESPN.The decision to play the song comes following the loss of Minneapolis man George Floyd, which led to nationwide prote-sts over rac-ial inequality and police br-utality.

According to the ESPN report, the song will be played before “The Star-Spa-ngled Banner.”Many players have been vocal about their stance on this topic. Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield already have said that they will kneel for the national anthem.

The league and the NFL Players Association are also conte-mplating listing the names of vi-ctims on uniforms through decals on helmets or patches on jerseys, ESPN reported. The NFL also may produce educational programs about vi-ctims. They also have other plans that haven’t been identified.

The league hopes it demo-nstrates “a genuine commitment to the public, players, and coaches and that player voices continue to be heard,” according to ESPN’s source.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put out a video last month admitting that the league was wrong for not listening to their players when they knelt during the national anthem to prote-st rac-ial injustice and police br-utality.

“We, at the National Football League, believe Bla-ck Lives Matter,” Goodell said in the video. “I personally prot-est with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country.

“Without bl-ack players, there would be no National Football League and the prote-sts around the country are embl-ematic of the centuries of silence, inequality, and oppre-ssion of bla-ck players, coaches, fans, and staff. We are listening, I am listening, and I will be reaching out to players who have raised their voices and others on how we can improve and go forward for a better and more united NFL family.”

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