In the video, they asked the NFL to issue a statement condemning racism and police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“How many times do we need to ask you to listen to your players?” Tiran Matteo asked.
“What will it take?” DeAndrea Hopkins addict.
“To kill one of us with police brutality?” Jarvis Landry asked.
Promising not to be silenced, the players included suggestions about what the NFL can say.
“So on behalf of the National Football League, this is what we players want to hear from you,” they said harmoniously. “We, the National Football League, condemn racism and systematic repression against blacks. We, the National Football Association, acknowledge the mistake in silencing our players from peaceful protest. We, the National Football Association, believe that black lives are important.”
Racism has been a persistent charge in the National Football League, especially after former San Francisco midfielder Colin Caibernick began 49ers kneeling before matches while playing the national anthem to protest police brutality.
Protests against Floyd’s killing continued throughout American cities, with many sports stars taking part.
Thomas criticized midfielder St. Drew Bryce this week for saying he “will never agree with anyone who does not respect science”, referring to the national anthem movement initiated by Kaepernick.
Three other former officers who were on the scene are also being arrested and accused of aiding and abetting second degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
Lea Asmlash contributed to this article.