Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and Michael Thomas are amongst greater than a dozen NFL stars who united to ship a passionate video message to the league about racial inequality. The 70-second video was launched on social media platforms Thursday evening and contains Odell Beckham Jr., Deshaun Watson, Ezekiel Elliott, Jamal Adams, Stephon Gilmore and DeAndre Hopkins, amongst others. Thomas, the New Orleans Saints broad receiver who has led the league in receptions the previous two seasons, opens the video with the assertion: “It’s been 10 days since George Floyd was brutally murdered.” The gamers then take turns asking the query, “What if I used to be George Floyd?”
The gamers then identify a number of of the black women and men who’ve just lately been killed, together with Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Eric Garner.
“I AM George Floyd,” Hopkins says. Adams follows with: “I AM Breonna Taylor.” The video closes with the gamers insisting they “won’t be silenced.” In addition they demand the NFL state that it condemns “racism and the systemic oppression of black folks. … We, the Nationwide Soccer League, admit unsuitable in silencing our gamers from peacefully protesting. … We, the Nationwide Soccer League, imagine black lives matter.”