The NFL plans to make “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — often referred to as the Black national anthem — before all major league events this coming season, according to reports.
Front Office Sports, which broke the story, also reported Wednesday that the NFL will have social-justice messaging on fields and on helmets. It was a decision that brought about a ton of negative reactions.
One of those people would be Tomi Lahren.
“So the NFL will include the Black national anthem and “social justice messages” in the 2021 season. That should do wonnnnders for ratings.”
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” was played before the start of Week 1 games during the 2020 season, and at Super Bowl LV.
During that same year, NFL comissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the Black Lives Matter movement as well.
“We, at 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,” he said in last year’s video.
“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.”