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The team announced Week 1 bias plans, including a recognition of Floyd’s family following a pre-arranged musical performance of James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Everywhere and Voice Is and Sing”.
Floyd was shot on May 26 by then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who held Floyd in the neck for about nine minutes while he fell to the ground.
Floyd’s murder was one of many similar incidents that sparked widespread protests across the country and prompted athletes in all sports to take a public stand against police brutality and racial injustice.
June 4, number one NFL The stars shot a video calling on the league to “condemn racism and systematic repression of black people.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Replied The players’ call: “We, the NFL, condemn racism and systematic oppression of the Black People. We, the NFL, admit that we have never heard of NFL players before, and encourage everyone to speak out and protest peacefully. We, the NFL, , Black Lives Matter. “
The Vikings have moved on New initiative Following Floyd’s death, Causes 5 million donations for various social justice and the creation of a college scholarship in Floyd’s name, which will be awarded annually to black students.
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