The full list of names the #Seahawks will be honoring this season (not all will appear on player helmets): pic.twitter.com/xWqFdBjtfP. Kaepernick appeared to be angered by the NFL pushing its social justice initiatives while his former teammate Eric Reid remained a free agent to start the season, New England Patriots stand during the singing of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' by Alicia Keys, on the video screen, before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Back online, NFL fan Luke Silver did not hold back: 'NFL is a total s*** show with their crossing over into politics and 'social justice' nobody wants to see that s***. In addition to Floyd and Taylor, the team will be honoring a slew of victims of police brutality, both locally and nationally — though not all of their names will be featured on helmets. Career suicide. Roger Goodell and your ratings will soon prove that Exactly to be true, dumbass!'. Fans of the NFL have been expressing their dismay at how the league has become 'politicized' in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests. Kaepernick, who led San Francisco to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC title game the next year, was unable to get a job in the league in 2017 - or since. ', The Washington football team are pictured kneeling before their game in Landover, Maryland on Sunday, New England Patriots stand during the singing of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' before their game against the Miami Dolphins, Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots stands with teammates as Alicia Keys performs 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' by video stream before the game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Cleveland Browns players kneel before the play of the National Anthem during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Lewis, the Georgia Congressman who died in July, was named an honorary captain for the game. The NFL had been at the center of social justice protests in American sports ever since Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to call attention to the systematic oppression of Black people in the U.S. Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, far right, kneels next to teammates during a song honoring racial justice prior to an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals, teammates and the Los Angeles Chargers stand in unity during the U.S. National Anthem at Paul Brown Stadium, Ronnie Harrison #33 and KhaDarel Hodge #12 of the Cleveland Browns kneel during the National Anthem prior to playing against the Baltimore Raven on Sunday, Head Coach Frank Reich of the Indianapolis Colts takes a knee during the National Anthem with his team before the start of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on Sunday. Try this Seattle browser extension, Pacific Northwest day trips and regional detours. Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined their teams as they lined up on the goal line when 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' was played before their games. We’ve been basing stuff on false premises and it’s not been about equality for all. Eric set 2 franchise records last year, and is one of the best defensive players in the league.'. “As athletes and as Seahawks, we’re definitely looked up to, we definitely have a voice, we definitely have influence, and I think that’s going to be very important to see that as athletes we do stand for something,” Wright told the team’s website. The phrases “End Racism,” “It takes All of Us” and “Stop Hate” are also options for players. 'I love my country; I HATE the NFL,' tweeted Victoria Martel. Seahawks players will also be wearing “We Want Justice” T-shirts during pregame warmups. A female fan from Arizona expressed similar sentiments. We’ve been taught a false history of what happened in this country. Published: 20:42 EST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 09:21 EST, 14 September 2020. 'NFL Players expressing hatred for their own country. I'm proud of the KC fans. Baltimore Ravens take a moment of silence during pregame against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium, New England Patriots stand on the touchline before the start of their game on Sunday, One NFL fan declared themselves to be 'Done!' The NFL has pledged $250 million to support social justice causes in addition to extra money to individual teams. Vikings players locked arms in the end zone about a half-hour before their game against Green Bay for 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' the song unofficially known as the Black national anthem that was played before each game in Week 1 as part of the NFL's 'social awakening'. I saw kneeling, fists in the air, players kneel in the middle of the field instead of defending a kickoff, and was subjected to the 'Black National Anthem'. Quarterback Cam Newton, who was making his New England debut against Miami, appeared to be singing along. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL should have taken Kaepernick's and other players' protests more seriously from the start. The 14-year-old Till, a Black boy from Mississippi, became a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement after he was brutally murdered in 1955 for allegedly flirting with a white woman. After a lengthy team meeting discussing social justice issues Saturday last week, the team voted to cancel practice for the day. 'This attempt to unify only creates more divide. Follow him on twitter at @benyarthur. That, my friends, is a REALLY bad look,' he wrote. The Los Angeles Chargers stand arm-in-arm before their game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati, Los Angeles Rams players on the sidelines during the National Anthem before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at SoFi, The Cincinnati Bengals stand arm in arm as 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' is played before an NFL football game, The Los Angeles Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals stand on the field during the national anthem at the beginning of their game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday, There was a barrage of Tweets from supporters of the NFL who were not happy at political messages and 'social justice' actions crossing over into their football game, 'I think the NFL is taking a big misstep in making their product not about the game of football and making it about the political agendas of some of its players,' Green Bay Packers fan Andy Duffrin of Marinette, Wisconsin, said to the Green Bay Press Gazette.