Sing along, NFL fans!

NO JOKE! (As Joey would say): At NFL Games this season each game will feature the Black National Anthem.

Between ‘honoring’ the LGBTQ+ folks with helmet decals and end zone  messages, and the ‘Black lives Matter’  movement, apparently, football fans can only hope there might be some football played on ‘any given Sunday’.

I’m wondering…will the USA National Anthem be played at NFL games this year, at all?

Will the Commissioner ask Colin Kaepernick’s permission to have ‘both’ anthems played at games (you know what Colin will say)? Will players take a knee for the USA anthem, but not for “Lift Every Voice…”?

Somebody will have to let me know the answers to these questions…because I won’t be watching.

Oh yeah…and then there’s women’s soccer. Will Meghan Rapinoe lead the audience at every game in singing the “Internationale”?     dlh

NFL Fans Will Hear the “Black National Anthem at Every Game…(Don’t even think about not standing!?)

The NFL has announced it will play the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” before each game in the 2021-22 season as part of a $250 million investment towards social justice.“We, the National Football League, believe Black lives matter,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a video released last June addressing racial injustice. “Without Black players, there would be no National Football League, and the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of Black players coaches, fans and staff.” (And, without the NFL, there’d be no multi-millionaire Black players)

“We, the National Football League, believe Black lives matter,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a video released last June addressing racial injustice. “Without Black players, there would be no National Football League, and the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of Black players coaches, fans and staff.”

(“…centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of Black players, coaches, fans, and staff.”?????????????? The highest paid QB’s in the 2021 NFL are Patrick Mahomes ($47 Million annual), mixed race, Dak Prescott ($42M), Black, and Russell Wilson ($35 M), Black. Oh the Oppression!

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Last August, Goodell also appeared on Emmanuel Acho’s Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man YouTube show, addressing the league’s handling of kneeling and other peaceful protests against racism:

In Honor of Black Lives Matter 

The league taking the oppurtunity (sic) to play “Lift every voice and sing” (the black national anthem) is sweet. It’s a great way to honor those who started this movement year and years ago.

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