The NFL raised a bit of heat on Thursday night, leading to the opening game between the Kansas City bosses and the Houston Texans over their slogan, “Extreme Racism,” painted in the far corners of Arrowhead Stadium.
The league, as part of its social justice initiatives, said earlier this year that it would paint “Extreme Racism” in the extremes and make players wear decals to express a message during the season. However, the message seems to have fallen with fans.
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Players chose to receive other messages during their pre-game training. “It takes us all” and “BLM” were among the phrases seen in the field.
Players who choose to wear the sticker will receive a list of names or they can choose “a victim of systematic racism who is not on that list,” NFL Executive Director Anna Isakson told teams in July, according to the NFL network.
As we continue to strengthen and enhance the NFL’s ongoing and long-term commitment to social justice, we will include several important elements on the ground, in all broadcasts and between league and club platforms, to begin the NFL season and beyond, ”the note said. is readable. “In developing these concepts, we worked directly with the players and received information from the NFLPA.”
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The league will also play the Black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, before the start of the Games during Week 1.