Last week, the former Chicago Bulls superstar – along with Nike’s Jordan Brand – pledged to donate $ 100 million over the next ten years to organizations dedicated to promoting social justice.
After George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last month, protests spread across the United States and around the world to highlight ethnic inequality. Floyd was killed after he was fixed to the ground by a police officer who knelt on his neck for about nine minutes.
“It absorbs your soul. You cannot accept it anymore. This is a turning point. We need to take a stand. We must be better in society regarding race.”
“Face your demons. Stretch out your hand. Understand inequality. Sure, it’s about negotiating for a better police, but it’s more. We have faced racism to be somewhat tolerable in certain circles.”
In 2018, the NFL announced that all players in the field “must stand and show respect for the flag and anthem” before the games.
“Could it be possible from a distance that in Roger Goodell’s interesting statement of peace and reconciliation, he was hinting that it would now be acceptable to KNEEL players, or not to stand up to the national anthem, and thus disrespecting our country and our country reporting?” Trump said on Twitter.
There was no glaring omission in the statement of Jodel Colin Kaybernick, the former San Francisco 49ers midfielder who began kneeling to protest police brutality in 2016. Kaybernick has not been assigned to a team since 2017.
The report says discussions on the new policy are taking place on Tuesday before an expected formal vote on Friday.