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In 2020, Roger Goodell Announced his Support of Black Lives Matter

The NFL commissioner came out in support of the cause. He even rushed out a poorly produced video supporting Black Lives Matter.
December 4, 2020Updated 4 days ago
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In a video released by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in June 2020, he announced his full-throated support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In a short but clear video, the NFL chairman said both he and his organization were taking a stance on discrimination against Black people. "We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black people. 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. We, the National Football League, believe Black lives matter," he said. In the video posted to Instagram, he went on to give his condolences to the families of Black people murdered in racially-motivated incidents. He included the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as "all the families who have endured police brutality." The video, which lasts a short one minute and 20 seconds shows Goodell in a low-production quality video in what appears to be his basement, likely indicating that the video was rushed out. Goodell nonetheless announced his goal in the video that he wants to be part of a "change in this country." The commissioner even went so far as to say: "without Black players, there would be no national football league." He closes his message by saying: "we are listening, I am listening."
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