It was only a matter of time…
Recently, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell shared a video to their leagues Twitter account apologizing for standing against those who participated in and supported anthem kneeling.
According to the Daily Wire, “It has been a difficult time for our country, in particular black people in our country,” Goodell said. “First, my condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all the families who have endured police brutality.”
“We, the National Football League condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people,” he said. “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.”
“I personally protest with you, and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country,” Goodell added.
Goodell then added, “without black players, there would be no National Football League, and the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality, and oppression of black 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,” he finished.
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
However, as expected the rabid liberals didn’t think that was enough and many of them demanded that Goodell apologize directly to Colin Kaepernick.
“Directly apologize to Colin Kaepernick and reinstate him,” one user wrote.
Was Roger Goodell right to apologize on behalf of the NFL? Sound off in the comments below…
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