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The NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took to media to admit them being wrong about protest within the past 3-years but without and apology.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted on Friday that the league was wrong. Specifically about the condemnation pro-players received due to on-field protest. On behalf of the NFL league, Goodell issued a video after several star players issued their own video. Titled Stronger Together, star pro football players of the league came together to condemn racism and support protest. A day later the league followed with a video of their own, featuring Roger Godell’s “We were wrong’ statement. The Instagram statement fell short of an apology to specifically the former QB, Colin Kaepernick.
The league responded a day later.
“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,” Goodell said. “It has been a difficult time for our country. In particular, black people in our country. First, my condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all the families who have endured police brutality.”
While the video promotes anti-racism sentiment Goodell’s statement also falls short of an apology. Fans and pro-football players were ridiculed by the league, media, and politicians for their on-field protest. A public trail derailed by media and politicians ultimately led to dictating the narrative as ‘unAmerican.’[bctt tweet=”The NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took to media to admit them being wrong about protest within the past 3-years but without and apology.” via=”no”]