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Featured NFL to allow social justice messages in end zone, players to wear decals of police brutality victims

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by Michie, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Michie

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    From the article-
    The league will also go ahead with playing 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'

    The NFL reportedly unvealed on Monday its social justice plans for Week 1 of the upcoming season, which includes optional decals players can place on their helmet and messages that could be placed in each end zone.

    Players who opt to wear the decal will be given a list of names or they can choose a “victim of systematic racism who is not on that list,” NFL executive Anna Isaacson told teams, according to the NFL Network.

    “As we continue to amplify and elevate the NFL's ongoing and long-term commitment to social justice, we will be incorporating several prominent elements on the field, into all broadcasts and across league and club platforms to begin the NFL season and beyond,” the memo reportedly read. “In developing these concepts, we have worked directly with players and received input from the NFLPA.”

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    NFL to allow social justice messages in end zone, players to wear decals of police brutality victims: report
     
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  2. RushMAN

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    Well the NFL is gone. When I watch Sports I do't watch it to get a political message I watch it for entertainment and escape. One thing this lockdown has shown me is we don't need sports there are other things and now better things
     
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  3. iluvatar5150

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    Were you ever bothered by the political messages inherent in the displays of militarism that have been ubiquitous in American sports over the past couple decades, some of which were paid for by the military?
     
  4. jacks

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    Since they stopped showing the cheerleaders, it's all been downhill.
     
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  5. Aldebaran

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    Those "messages" are about celebrating America rather than hating it.

    Goodbye NFL, along with the NBA and any other sports organization who has decided to bow down to the will of terrorists.
     
  6. iluvatar5150

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    "America" is a lot more than militarism.

    What kind of authoritarian white supremacist ideology equates remembering victims of police brutality with terrorism?
     
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  7. .Mikha'el.

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    This is my problem with it and the other sports leagues pushing their support of BLM. Fans should be able to watch for the games, not having a particular agenda shoved down their throats.
     
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  8. Aldebaran

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    Militarism is a lot more than killing. People who serve in the military believe in protecting what we once had in this country up until a few months ago.

    I'm more curious about what ideology equates "Social Justice" (or ANY kind of justice) with committing crimes and other violence in the streets.
     
  9. iluvatar5150

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    What was that?

    Of course you're more curious about that - because answering that question doesn't require you to answer anything. Either way, what does that have to do with what the NFL is doing?
     
  10. Aldebaran

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    That was before your time.

    Go back and do some reading and you'll understand.
     
  11. Albion

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    This is all so excessive and bizarrely overdone that I have to wonder if the owners didn't just decide, since the season is pfffft anyway, with fans not allowed into the stadiums in the normal way and viewers already outraged at the players' public statements and kneeling, that they might as well get it all out now.

    And that assumes that there even will be a season. They surely know that it wouldn't take much for the whole season to be scrubbed at any time when even a few players come down with the virus.
     
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  12. ItIsFinished!

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    NFL can take a hike.
    I could careless what they do.
    If they want to support domestic terrorist (BLM) than can have at it.
    Me and my family will not be subjected to it.
     
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  13. disciple Clint

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    wow I cannot wait for the pro life messages.
     
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  14. Aldebaran

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    What kind of morbidity would have the names of dead people (most of which died while in the commission of a crime involving deadly force) being "remembered" during a time when violent people are knocking the stuffing out of each other on a field and then celebrating their achievements in the end zone where it could very well be a white person who scored the touchdown?
     
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  15. Aldebaran

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    Or maybe decals with the names of police officers killed or wounded by rioters.
     
  16. iluvatar5150

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    I never said I was a fan of these displays.
     
  17. Yarddog

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    There are some good ideas listed but it would be interesting to see just how all will use them.
     
  18. Yarddog

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    Just what is about hating America in the new messages?
     
  19. Yarddog

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    So you don't want the National Anthem played before games???
     
  20. .Mikha'el.

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    I don't want the national anthem played before any public gatherings that aren't somehow nationalistic. There's just no connection between the two. They played the national anthem at the start of my high school and university graduations, and I always thought it was ridiculous.
     
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