#BoycottNFL Trends After NFL Announces They’ll Play Black National Anthem Before Games


#BoycottNFL began trending on social media soon after the NFL made the announcement that they would play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing”, the black national anthem, before the games in Week 1 of the season. According to reports, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will first be played with the start of the September 10th game, when the Kansas City Chiefs play against the Houston Texans. It will also be played during the Sunday afternoon, Sunday Night Football, as well as the two Monday night games on ESPN.

In June, Roger Goodell, the Commissioner of the NFL, said he encourages teams to sign Colin Kaepernick again if he chooses to resume his career. Roger Goodell also released a video in June apologizing for not listening to players and welcomed suggestions and guidance from Colin Kaepernick and others in response to social justice. He says the NFL opted to speak up because it realized the painful reality that was being spoken against.

“What they were talking about and what they were protesting and what they were trying to bring attention to was playing out right in front of us — and tragically. And so all of us saw that, and it was difficult for all of us. And so that was an important point for all of us.”
The announcement from the NFL and Roger Goodell comes at a time where protests have broken out across the nation in response to the recent killings of George FloydBreonna TaylorAhmaud Arbery and countless others. Also the Black Lives Matter movement has come to the forefront, demanding justice for these and other individuals attacked and/or slain because of their race. However, certain NFL Fans and social media users have expressed their opposition of the black national anthem decision. S
What are your thoughts on the new move by the NFL?

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