In a second statement released since the death of George Floyd on May 25, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that his organization was “wrong” for failing to listen to players who protested police violence.
Goodell used a recorded message posted to Twitter to not only “condemn and the systemic oppression of black people” but admit fault for not listening to its players “earlier.”
“I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much needed change in this country Without black players, there would be no National Football League,” Goodell said.
Watch the full statement below:
We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter. #InspireChange pic.twitter.com/ENWQP8A0sv
— NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2020
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