In June, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell shared a message with professional football fans about the league’s plans to embrace BLM and their anti-police message, by encouraging players to speak out.
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 pic.twitter.com/ENWQP8A0sv
— NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2020
In July, the NFL announced they would allow players to wear Black Lives Matter messages on their helmets and that in an effort to expand their outreach to Marxist BLM activists, they would be playing the “Black National Anthem” before games.
Per memo to clubs from NFL exec Anna Isaacson, the helmet decals are optional. Players will be offered a list of names, but “they can also select a victim of
systemic racism who is not represented on this list.” Can wear Week 1 or all season. Coaches have option to wear hat patch
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2020
But when a black NFL player dares to wear cleats that celebrate Christmas—that’s where the NFL draws the line!
Alvin Kamara, a star running back for the New Orleans Saints has been fined $5000 for daring to wear red and green cleats while playing in a Christmas Day game.
The NFL is fining Alvin Kamara $5K for these cleats, per @TomPelissero
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 1, 2021
Post-Milennial – Nonetheless,