In sports news, the NFL has issued a video message in support of Black Lives Matter and apologized for rejecting Black football players’ protests against police brutality and racism in the past. This is NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Roger Goodell: “We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier, and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the National Football League, believe Black lives matter.”
In the video, Roger Goodell did not name or directly apologize to Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who was shunned from the league after he started taking the knee in 2016 during the national anthem as a protest against police violence.