Given the current climate of the world, the NFL has finally gotten on the same page with some of their players when it comes to racism and the injustice inside of the black community. Recently the commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that they were wrong for not listening to players sooner and encouraging them to use their voices and peacefully protest in response to these situations.
As you all can imagine, Goodell has since be called out because Colin Kaepernick has been blackballed from the league for the very thing that the league is now showing their support for. During an appearance on ESPN’s “The Return of Sports,” special, Godell was asked what role does he see Colin playing with the league now moving forward.
Goodell responded and said, “Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s going to take a team to make that decision. But I welcome that, support a club making that decision and encourage them to do that.”
He continued, “If his efforts are not on the field but continuing to work in this space, we welcome him to that table and to help us, guide us, help us make better decisions about the kinds of things that need to be done in the communities. We have invited him in before, and we want to make sure that everybody’s welcome at that table and trying to help us deal with some very complex, difficult issues that have been around for a long time.”
As we previously reported, the video where Goodell admits to the league’s wrongs, was a response to several players participating in a video titled “Stronger Together.” In the video, they asked the league to take a stance and own up to their mistakes and show their support as they continue to protest against police brutality and the racial injustice inside of the black communities.
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