NFL Slammed For ‘Apologizing’ To Players Who Protest Without Addressing Colin Kaepernick

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 29: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the Commissioners press conference on January 29, 2020 at the Hilton Downtown in Miami, FL. (Photo by Rich Graessle/PPI/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

NFL Slammed For ‘Apologizing’ To Players Who Protest Without Addressing Colin Kaepernick

Commissioner Roger Goodell admits the league was wrong trying to silence kneeling and other forms of demonstration.

PUBLISHED ON : JUNE 6, 2020 / 01:00 PM

On Friday (June 5), the NFL officially apologized for silencing peaceful protest during the national anthem prior to games over the past few years, admitting "we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest."

Via a video statement made by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Twitter, the league says they’re sorry for not listening to their own players.

"We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People,” Goodell said. “We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter.”

  1. RELATED: Colin Kaepernick’s Girlfriend Nessa Diab Blasts NFL For Listing Him As ‘Retired’

    The statement follows a previous one that many labeled as very weak and not at all sincere considering the NFL squashed peaceful protest and settled with Colin Kaepernick over alleged collusion to keep him from being signed by a team after he began his kneeling movement.

  2. Understandably, there are still many who believe the league’s latest apology isn’t nearly enough since Kaepernick still isn’t on an NFL roster. Kaep’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, was one of those who voiced her anger.

    “And you @nflcommish STILL have @Kaepernick7 blackballed for peacefully protesting,” she tweeted.

  3. Others also jumped in to demand more action rather than words from the NFL. See what they had to say below.

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