NFL Plans to Play "Black National Anthem" During Week 1

NFL Plans to Play “Black National Anthem” During Week 1


The NFL has allowed itself to become a complete joke.

They’ve decided to cave into the radicalness of Black Lives Matter.

Now, kneeling during the National Anthem is celebrated!

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That is, if the National Anthem is even played.

According to CNN, the NFL has decided to play the “Black National Anthem” during week one of games:

The NFL plans to have the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — known as the Black national anthem — performed live or played before every game in Week 1 of the NFL season, a source familiar with the league’s discussions told CNN on Thursday.

The news was first reported by The Undefeated, which is owned by ESPN.

According to the source, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” will be played before “The Star-Spangled Banner.” This will begin with the nationally televised first game of the season, which is on September 10, when the defending Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, host the Houston Texans.

The song also will be played during the full slate of those Week 1 Sunday afternoon games, during Sunday Night Football and during the two ESPN Monday night games, the source says.

Additionally, the source says that the league is working collaboratively with players to recognize victims of systemic racism throughout the season. Among the items being discussed with players are adding names of victims on helmet decals or jerseys patches, as well as educational programs and storytelling (such as additional PSAs about the victims and their families).

Are we not all Americans that put our hands over our hearts under one anthem?

This is a complete act of segratation.

What’s next? A separate anthem for Hispanics, for Asians?

Check out the lambasting the NFL received on Twitter for its announcement:

You can listen to the "Black National Anthem" the NFL will feature right here:

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The National Anthem isn't the only thing that may be changing soon in the NFL.

They're also coming after team names and mascots.

Yahoo reports that FedEx is pressuring the Washington Redskins to change their name:

US delivery giant FedEx Corp. is seeking to use its leverage as the title sponsor of the Washington Redskins's stadium to convince the team to change their name.

"We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name," FedEx said in a one-sentence statement on Thursday.

The Memphis, Tennessee-based firm paid the Redskins $205 million for the naming rights to the NFL team's stadium in 1998.

FedEx chief executive Frederick Smith owns a minority stake in the team.

US businesses are examining their corporate culture in the aftermath of recent civil unrest, triggered by the police killing of unarmed African American George Floyd.

Team owner Dan Snyder is under pressure in the long-running dispute to change the team name, which is considered offensive toward Native Americans.

In the past, Snyder has remained steadfast on keeping the name, calling it a "badge of honor."

AdWeek reported this week that FedEx, Nike and PepsiCo all received letters from 87 investment firms asking the companies and others to sever its ties with the Redskins.

Six years ago FedEx shareholders voted to allow the Redskins to keep their name after the shipping giant receiving a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Oneida Indian tribe.

Earlier this week Washington head coach Ron Rivera told a Chicago radio station that there is a time for everything.

"I have my beliefs, I know what I think and I support the movements and support the players. I believe in what they're doing, and again, I think that there are certain elements to certain things that it's all about the timing and the best time to discuss those things," Rivera said.

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