The NFL has announced their decision to play the ‘Black National Anthem’ before the Star-Spangled Banner during the lineup of games for week one.
Local media reports confirmed the shocking and controversial change, which was also recently unveiled on ESPN this Thursday.
The anthem is all set to be rolled out during this season’s opening game which will reportedly take place on the 10th of September. This is where Kansas City Chiefs will host Houston Texans, as confirmed by a recent source.
Just in case that news was not shocking enough for fans and eager followers, it was also recently unveiled how the NFL is also considering a potential move which comprises of players donning names of victims who lost their lives due to police brutality. This will either come featured upon their helmets or their uniforms.
An inside source revealed how the league aims to work towards a genuine commitment towards the public, coaches, as well as other players. They also recently released a statement where they spoke about the significance of hearing out players’ voices.
In the month of June, one NFL commissioner did admit how it was incorrect for approaching one NFL player who protested against police brutality as well as systemic racism.
The league has also gone about revealing its plans regarding an increase in the social justice footprint. This will be achieved by the organization pledging to make donations worth 250 million dollars over a period of up to ten years.
The Black National Anthem which is also commonly referred to as ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing’ will be played before the traditional anthem of the US, which is renowned as the Star-Spangled Banner, just before the games of Week 1 kick off with a bang.
This move has been declared a stepping stone towards showcasing genuine commitments towards hearing the voices of the masses. In the same way, it was also announced how this could potentially prove to be a key step towards educating fans while aiming to end racism as well.