NFL players are not holding back as they are using their platforms to criticize the actions of the President and the police system. Overnight, they compiled a video delivering a powerful message and challenged the organization to come up with better policies against racism. The players also demanded the NFL to apologize for all their racist behaviours against black sportspeople.
The video contains messages from Saquon Barkley, Patrick Mahomes, Michael Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr, and Ezekiel Elliot among others.
The clip focuses on all the players asking the same question to the organization: “What if I was George Flood?”. Then, they named most of the black people like Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Travyon Martin who have been killed due to the color of their skin. The players want the NFL to issue a public apology and condemn the systematic oppression of black people that the organization has promoted.
The video also slams Drew Brees who issued a comment earlier, expressing his refusal to kneel down during the national anthem as a protest against the injustice.
In 2018, the NFL punished the players for taking a knee on the field and has a policy that forbids any form of protest against police brutality. The organization did issue a statement on anti-racism on 30th May, but Jacksonville Jaguars safety Peyton Thompson called it "trash” because of their hypocrisy.