It shouldn’t surprise us, but the biggest news of this story to us is that the NFL has a senior vice president of social responsibility. Last summer we learned that the NFL was going to play the black national anthem before the Star-Spangled Banner, and we saw Black Lives Matter painted in the end zones. Now we’re hearing that the NFL is going to pare back the choices of social justice slogans players can wear on their helmets to just six: “End Racism,” “Stop Hate,” “It Takes All of Us,” “Black Lives Matter,” “Inspire Change,” and “Say Their Stories.”
Front Office Sports also reports that the league also plans to bring back the black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” for the 2021 season.
NFL players will be able to choose from six different social justice phrases to wear on the back of their helmets for the 2021 season. https://t.co/tfUMECCvJm
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) September 4, 2021
Here they go again.
— PhillyGirl (@FranklinPhilly) September 4, 2021
That’s hilarious. Corporate approved protest phrases. Rollerball anyone?
— Joe Farrell (@comanchepilot) September 4, 2021
Is “obey the law” one of them?
— Jay (@jasonjdmha) September 4, 2021
Probably not. But it should be
— Esteban de Jesus (@DeEateban) September 4, 2021
How about: "Personal Accountability"
— Michael Moskaitis (@Tucsonmike520) September 4, 2021
How about "Gun rights are civil rights". Somehow I am guessing that won't be on the approved list.
— Rick Jordan (@RickDJordan) September 4, 2021
How about Babies Lives Matter? Bunch of hypocrites who do NOT value life.
— Girl Getting By (@GirlGettingBy1) September 4, 2021
What about USA
— RaiderJames (@RaiderBigJim) September 4, 2021
I'd like to suggest "Jesus Saves". I'd watch football again if we can make this happen.
— Yella Mini Cooper (@YellaMiniCooper) September 4, 2021
— jorge solis (@ladude68) September 4, 2021
Won't be watching
— susan gibbs (@Lakers2408) September 4, 2021
@nfl Yet another reason not to watch again this season.
— SMAC (@gr8tdadinni) September 4, 2021
Go woke, go broke. The majority of Americans are over this.
— Matt (@mfigroid) September 4, 2021
What about support women’s rights
— EllieRyan25 (@EllieRyan25) September 4, 2021
What about stop beating your wives?
When will they stop beating women and getting arrested for weed charges?
— The Evan Principle™ (@EvanPrinciple) September 4, 2021
Why can't they just promote whatever they want to promote after work like the rest of us?
— KBrady (@KBradyComics) September 4, 2021
Another lost season. Get politics out of sports.
— Ceres -🦍- Cosmic Chirp – Mars is a free planet. (@CosmicChirp) September 4, 2021
Not watching anyway. Prance around in panties for all I care. pic.twitter.com/YwTNFIbLAS
— Terry McCarpetbagger (@B737CA) September 4, 2021
I don't care what they wear. I haven't seen their backs or fronts since before most of them were born. I won't see what they're wearing now either.
— Harriet Gautier (@HarrietGautier) September 4, 2021
So there was actually some committee put together to compile a list of approved social justice phrases.
NFL to play the black national anthem before the (white?) national anthem before games this season https://t.co/51H0fI8yEK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 3, 2020