Besides probably no fans in the stands, NFL games will look different for another reason this season.
The league announced it will feature messages in the end zones such as “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” during the first week of games.
Players will be allowed to wear helmet decals as well, honoring victims of systemic racism. Some of the names expected: George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Earlier this month, the NFL announced it will also play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before every Week 1 game. The song is known as the Black national anthem.
The NFL’s regular season-opener is scheduled for Thursday, September 10 between the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. Commissioner Roger Goodell saying on Monday that there will be no pre-season games this year.
The NBA is doing similar things to spotlight social justice issues, do you feel these kinds of messages have a place in games?