Scores denounced racism and racial inequality in the National Football League (NFL), outside its headquarters in New York City on Wednesday. The protesters were there also to voice their support for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who denounced racism and injustice in the US by kneeling during a national anthem performance last season.
Formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick is currently... Еще a free agent having opted out of his contract with the team in March of this year. Many of his supporters claim Kaepernick's decision has to do with his gesture and racism within the ranks of the NFL.
David Zally, sports editor for The Nation, said, «NFL owners have covered up studies of brain injuries, the NFL is 70% black, there are no NFL owners and you can still count the number of coaches and executives on two hands. As Michael Bennett of the Seahawks said: 'You only think the NFL is integrated. It is actually segregated. Because it's white people making all the money on top, and NFL stands for 'N-words For Lease'.»
The 'United We Stand' rally was organised by several civil rights groups.
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