The upcoming NFL season will continue last year’s trend and feature more “social justice message” during the country’s most popular professional sport competitions.
“The NFL allowed social justice phrases like ‘End Racism’ to be painted in the back of teams’ end zones, and players were able to honor victims of systemic racism and police violence last year. Front Office Sports reported the NFL plans on ratcheting up the messaging for the 2021 season,” reports Fox News.
“We, at the National Football League, believe Black lives matter. I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in last year’s video.
“Without Black players, there would be no National Football League and the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of Black players, coaches, fans and staff. We are listening, I am listening, and I will be reaching out to players who have raised their voices and others on how we can improve and go forward for a better and more united NFL family.”
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AMERICA'S COACH: Hockey Coach Speaks Out After Telling Team to Respect USA or ‘Get the F*** Out’
A Connecticut hockey coach whose video went viral on social media in recent days spoke with Fox News Thursday; saying he “takes pride” in his country and his players need to respect “soldiers, firemen, and police.”
Coach John Krupinsky stopped-by ‘Fox and Friends’ to discuss the famous footage after hundreds of thousands of users applauded his patriotic speech.
“I take pride in my country,” said Krupinksy. “I’ve unfortunately seen it cover too many coffins. I think we can take a timeout to give two minutes’ worth of respect to our soldiers, to our firemen, to your policemen. I don’t think that’s asking too much. I’m not going to apologize for asking players to show a little bit of respect when it’s either the American or Canadian national anthem.”
“Some people said, ‘oh you wouldn’t let your players protest.’ I wanna be clear: My players would be free to protest on their day off,” he said. “If they had something they wanted to do. My owners are awesome – they would give them the team bus to go.
“But when they’re playing the national anthem, I don’t think it’s too much to ask your employees to show some respect for the flag and for the country,” he added.
“If there’s anybody here who is going to be disrespectful to either the American or the Canadian national anthem, grab your gear and get the f–k out now because you’ll never see the ice in this arena,” Krupinsky told his players in the viral video. “We don’t have that problem in hockey. We’re better than that, but there was no sense in wasting anybody’s time if that s–t was going to happen.”
Read the full story at Fox News.
MUST SEE: Thousands of Patriotic Hockey Fans Belt Out the National Anthem in New York
Thousands of Patriotic Hockey Fans on Long Island, NY came together Thursday night to sing the National Anthem before a pivotal game in each teams’ quest for the Stanley Cup.
“The fans’ rendition came more than a week after fans and singer Nicole Raviv went viral during the team’s playoff matchup against the Boston Bruins. On Thursday, spectators at the Nassau Coliseum did it again and gave another beautiful performance of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’” reports Fox News.
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Watch the incredible moment above.