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NFL announce they will play the 'black national anthem' BEFORE the Star Spangled Banner during EVERY Week 1 game...


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The Daily Mail

...and players may feature names of police brutality victims on their helmets

  • The NFL plans to play Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing, known as the black national anthem, at the start of each game during Week 1 of the 2021 season
  • The anthem will be performed before The Star-Spangled Banner
  • A source confirmed the controversial change to ESPN on Thursday 
  • It will be rolled out during the season opener on September 10 when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans, the source said
  • The NFL, in collaboration with the NFL Players Association, is also considering featuring names of police brutality victims on uniforms or helmets 
  • The source said the league aims to demonstrate 'a genuine commitment to the public, players and coaches and that player voices continue to be heard'
  • In June, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitted the league was wrong in how it approached NFL player protesting police brutality and systemic racism 
  • The league also revealed plans to increase its social justice footprint by pledging to donate $250million over a 10-year period






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