The National Football League is continuing to be on the right side of history in their fight against systemic racism. During Week 1 of the NFL season, the league will be including the messages “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” stenciled in the end zone borders.
Jason Reid of ESPN’s The Undefeated reported the news, noting the league sent a memo to teams on Monday informing them of its plans.
The memo 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.”
This comes after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a video in June that said the league condemned racism and was “wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier” and encouraged them to “speak out and peacefully protest.”
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