ROGER GOODELL CONFIRMS THAT PHRASE “END RACISM” WILL APPEAR IN END ZONES DURING SEASON (PICS)

ROGER GOODELL CONFIRMS THAT PHRASE “END RACISM” WILL APPEAR IN END ZONES DURING SEASON (PICS)

Back in July, the National Football League was said to b continuing their fight against systemic racism by including the messages “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” stenciled in the end zone borders.

This week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that news.

A memo that was shared in July said the idea behind the end zone messages is to show “how football and the NFL brings people together to work as one and use our example and our actions to help conquer racism.”

“Each player will have the option to honor an individual by displaying that person’s name via a decal on the back of their helmet,” the memo said. “Players will be offered a list of names and short biographical information to help guide their decision-making, however, they can also select a victim of systemic racism who is not represented on this list.”

Michael Thomas, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley were among those who asked the NFL to take a stronger stance against systemic racism and police brutality after the killing of Floyd. The movement has only gotten stronger since the shooting of Jacob Blake.

 

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