• NFL coach Anthony Lynn says ‘pretty' George Floyd statements aren't enough

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    Anthony Lynn, one of four minority head coaches in the NFL, hasn't put out a statement like so many other sports figures as protests and riots have broken out across the country following the death of George Floyd, a black man. And there is a reason for that. He wants to help make a difference,...
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  • FIFA president: Anti-racism messages deserve applause, not punishment

    FIFA president: Anti-racism messages deserve applause, not punishment

    1 month ago - By TheScore

    FIFA pledged support Tuesday for footballers demonstrating against racial injustice after a now-former police offer killed George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis on May 25. Last weekend's displays from Borussia Monchengladbach 's Marcus Thuram , Borussia Dortmund 's Jadon Sancho , and other Bundesliga players led to speculation they could face sanctions if soccer's authorities construe their acts as political messages. England's Premier League said Tuesday it will review players who protest racism on a "case-by-case basis" when play restarts on June 17. FIFA, however, praised...
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  • Broncos players hold a pair of meetings with CEO Joe Ellis

    1 month ago - By Pro Football Talk

    The Broncos are not among the teams that has issued a statement about the killing of George Floyd or the unrest that has followed over the last week, but not because they were avoiding the issues. The team held a pair of meetings on Tuesday so that players and coaches could share their thoughts directly
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  • Vikings players slam NFL's George Floyd statement

    Vikings players slam NFL's George Floyd statement

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    The NFL issued a statement in response to the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. But, according to two players who make their living in the city where Floyd was killed - Vikings linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks - it wasn't good enough. The players were critical of that statement,...
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  • Rangers' K'Andre Miller Talks George Floyd's Killing, Experiencing Racial Abuse

    1 month ago - By Bleacher Report

    New York Rangers defenseman K'Andre Miller has spoken out about his own experiences with racial abuse in the wake of George Floyd being killed by a Minnesota police officer last week...
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  • George Floyd's killing matters too much for corporate sport's on-brand insincerity | Jonathan Liew

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Statements barely addressing an unarmed black man's death are closer to obligation than any commitment to social justice On Saturday, five days after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota, the NFL spoke out. It released a short statement by its commissioner, Roger Goodell, offering his condolences to the Floyd family, stating the “urgent need for action” without identifying what that action might be, addressing “systemic issues” without specifying what those issues were. The words “police”, “black” and “racism” were not mentioned. It was a word salad, reading like the cryptic...
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