For the 2021 football season, the National Football League (NFL) will permit its players to again display ‘social justice’ messages on their outfits, and the league will even provide six different phrases for players to choose from for display on their helmets during games, as Fox News reports.
The six phrases that players can have emblazoned on their helmets are: “Black Lives Matter,” “End Racism,” “Stop Hate,” “Inspire Change,” “It Takes All Of Us,” and “Say Their Stories.” Beyond allowing these choices to players and teams, the league itself will go out of its way to push ‘social justice’ messages in its programming later on in the season.
The 17th and 18th weeks will be dedicated to a campaign called “Say Their Stories,” while there are also plans to bring back a song called “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” informally known as “the black national anthem,” before several games and other league events.
Anna Isaacson, the “senior vice president of social responsibility” for the NFL, celebrated the drastic new changes, reaffirming that the league is “committed to inspire change and the social justice network that inspires change for the long-term.”
Isaacson said that during the final two weeks of the season, every club will be given material to go along with the aforementioned “Say Their Stories” message. Doing so, Isaacson said, “will provide a unified time frame for us to further amplify all of the work that our clubs are doing, and that will lead into the playoffs where inspire change will continue to take center stage. We are ramping up again in a big way with our ‘social justice’ work” (Free Republic).
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