National Football League u-turn
NFL commissioner condemned oppression of black people
If you know what he's going to hurt police brutality.
We National Football League condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people.
With the National Football League it meant we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.
Read the National Football League believe black lives matter.
I personally protest with you I want to be part of a much needed change in this country.
Without black players there would be no National Football League.
And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence inequality and oppression of black players coaches fans and staff.
We are listening I am listening and I will be reaching out to players who have raised their voices and others on how we can improve and go forward for a better and more United.
If the current reversal of policy from the NFL.
Very significant and a sign of the zeitgeist you might say Louis let me tell you why because 75 percent all players in the NFL on African American yet almost all the team owners all whites and many of them are supporters of president trump but to president trump who earlier of course back in 2016 in the days of Colin Kapernick a cold for players who took the need to be sacked by team managers well now the president has re entered the fray off to another leading player in the league a cold for but came out against the kneeling protest only to withdrawal that said those comments in the face of widespread criticism president trump is going off to him saying he should withdraw those comments and writing on Twitter no kneeling but now we.
The NFL a coming out basically in favor of the plan saying that it was a mistake to oppress them back in 2016 into oppressors and kneeling protests and basically saying that Sir as far as the league is concerned black lives do matter.
I just to be clear this isn't just about sport is here to one particular sport this hi this issue over years and years and years has polarized people I've been a huge issue of contention all rights across U. S. society.
Oh absolutely we're talking.
Seeing at the moment movement related that has coalesced into very large protests in major cities across the United States we've seen more of them today we will see more of them tonight and this is a movement make no question of it much is made of a watershed in history we really have one here it would seem judging by the complexion of many of these protests Lewis many of them have more white faces in them than black.
Okay thanks David.
Right will leave the U. S. that come up.