The Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy on Tuesday at Floyd’s funeral in Houston and he had some comments directed at Roger Goodell.
Sharpton said it’s “nice” seeing how people have rallied around and encouraged protests against police brutality and racial injustice, but he was still unimpressed with the video of Roger Goodell admitting screwed up the way they handled player protests.
“The head of the NFL said, ‘Yeah, maybe we was wrong. Football players, maybe they did have the right to peacefully protest,’” Sharpton said. “Well, don’t apologize. Give Colin Kaepernick a job back. Don’t come with some empty apology. Take a man’s livelihood. Strip a man down of his talents. And four years later, when the whole world is marching, all of a sudden you go and do a FaceTime, talk about you sorry. Minimizing the value of our lives. You sorry? Then repay the damage you did to the career you stood down, ’cause when Colin took a knee, he took it for for the families in this building.”
“And we don’t want an apology. We want him repaired.”