“A player, if he chooses, can have the name of a Black person wronged in a confrontation with police emblazoned on the back of his helmet. End zones will have “It Takes All Of Us” on one end line, “End Racism” on the other. Coaches and game officials will be able to wear patches on their cap with the name of a Black victim, or with one of four messages: “It takes all of us,” “Black lives matter,” “End racism,” “Stop hate.” As for the helmets, players can choose either a Black name or one of the four preferred phrases offered: “Stop hate,” “It takes all of us,” “End racism,” “Black lives matter.”
– Peter King
Embracing this social justice cause should totally help with all those soon-to-be-former fans who were infuriated by the league and the teams kowtowing before the anthem kneelers. Or should that be Anthem Kneelers?
“We’re in a different sporting world, and for all those who want people in the NFL to stick to sports, you’re going to have to watch—and listen to—a different game this year.”
They’re going to have to watch? Wanna bet? I can only speak for myself, but I’m out.