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Category: George Floyd

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Saints’ Drew Brees says reaction to US flag comments was ‘crushing’

Saints QB says his US flag comment was a ‘missed opportunity’Brees says he will stand for flag but respects all forms of protest‘NO KNEELING’: Trump rips Brees for apologizing for remarksNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he will continue t…

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Words aren’t enough. Sports team CEOs must use their influence to effect change | Etan Thomas

Statements of support and solidarity were a good start, but it’s time for the billionaires in control of sports teams to wield their power to bring about tangible change in their communitiesMalcolm X warned us a long time ago to be leery of settling fo…

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The Guardian view on the Premier League and racism: time to take a lead

Raheem Sterling has proposed a rule change that would require each Premier League club to employ at least one ethnic minority coach. His idea should be taken upThe sight of Premier League football teams and match officials taking the knee this week was…

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‘If I lose fans, that’s OK’: Baker Mayfield ‘absolutely’ will kneel during anthem

Cleveland quarterback plans to kneel: ‘If I lose fans, that’s OK’Texans coach Bill O’Brien says he would kneel with players Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests o…

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‘My hero was Tiger Woods’: Rory McIlroy urges tolerance and education in golf

McIlroy wants golf to be more tolerant after George Floyd killingCharles Schwab Challenge starts on Thursday in TexasRory McIlroy hopes golf can play its part in delivering a more multicultural society as it returns to tournament action days after the …

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Colin Kaepernick sacrificed it all for this moment. Now the work begins

Roger Goodell’s reversal ensures kneeling will become just another patriotic thing to do during the anthem, but the mainstreaming of ideas once dismissed as radical is proof Kaepernick’s protest was not in vainFrom the moment Colin Kaepernick first too…

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Watford’s Andre Gray: ‘It’s not just about George Floyd – we are still stereotyped and judged by police here’

In a searing interview, the Watford striker – a keen student of black American history – explores the sad normality of the tragic scenes in Minneapolis and his own experiences of living in a racist worldIt is a simple point but one Andre Gray wants to …

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Watford’s Andre Gray: ‘It’s not just about George Floyd – we are still stereotyped and judged by police here’

In a searing interview, the Watford striker – a keen student of black American history – explores the sad normality of the tragic scenes in Minneapolis and his own experiences of living in a racist worldIt is a simple point but one Andre Gray wants to …

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‘We were wrong’: Goodell admits NFL should have listened to players on protests – video

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell say the league made mistakes in not listening to players in a video on Friday denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread protests over police brutality against black people.’We, the National Football…

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‘We were wrong’: Goodell admits NFL should have listened to players on protests

Goodell apologizes in video but doesn’t mention Kaepernick‘NO KNEELING’: Trump rips Brees for apologizing over protests‘What if I was George Floyd?’: Jaguars march to sheriff’s office NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not …

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Aleksandar Katai cut by LA Galaxy over wife’s ‘racist and violent’ Instagram posts

Serbian released by Galaxy after wife’s racist Instagram postsTea Katai mocked protests related to killing of George FloydAleksandar Katai has been released by the LA Galaxy after a series of alarming social media posts by his wife, Tea.The Galaxy anno…

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‘What if I was George Floyd?’: Jaguars march to sheriff’s office amid NFL outcry

Jaguars march from stadium to sheriff’s office as team in protestNFL’s biggest stars send video to league about racial inequalityThe Jacksonville Jaguars marched from their home stadium to the steps of the local sheriff’s department in protest of inequ…

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‘What if I was George Floyd?’: Jaguars march to sheriff’s office amid NFL outcry

Jaguars march from stadium to sheriff’s office as team in protestNFL’s biggest stars send video to league about racial inequalityThe Jacksonville Jaguars marched from their home stadium to the steps of the local sheriff’s department in protest of inequ…

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‘I will do better’: Drew Brees apologises for kneeling protest comments – video

The New Orleans Saints quarterback has apologised after he said he disagreed with athletes taking the knee during the national anthem. The comments, which came in the wake of widespread civil unrest in the US after the police killin…

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In calling out F1’s silence over injustice, Lewis Hamilton is out in front once more

The six-time world champion has never steered clear of uncomfortable discussions on race, which makes him uniquely suited to square his sport’s thorny past with a better tomorrowLewis Hamilton has always been a man apart. The higher he rises in the hig…

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This is just the beginning, I promise you: an open letter to Donald Trump | Liam Rosenior

The US president’s racism is so blatant he may be an unwitting catalyst for overdue cultural change all over the worldDear President Trump, I realise this is an extremely busy time for you between games of golf and tweeting but I hope you may be b…

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Drew Brees’s tone-deaf comments on protests are both ignorant and dangerous

Only willful ignorance can explain the New Orleans Saints star’s ongoing conflation of kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police violence with disrespect for the military In the aftermath of George Floyd’s disturbing murder at the hands …

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‘Hands up, don’t shoot’: how modern athletes have protested racial injustice – video

The sporting world has been echoing the global outrage over the death of George Floyd. Throughout the past decade sport stars, and in particular black athletes, have been able to use their platform to speak out. Here’s a look at previous times they’ve …

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The NFL and Trump both reek of hypocrisy over George Floyd’s death

America’s richest league wants us to believe it will fight the racism endemic in US society. It wasn’t so keen when Colin Kaepernick was kneeling On one hand we have the president of the United States urging governors to “dominate” those prot…

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George Floyd’s killing matters too much for corporate sport’s on-brand insincerity | Jonathan Liew

Statements barely addressing an unarmed black man’s death are closer to obligation than any commitment to social justiceOn Saturday, five days after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota, the NFL spoke out. It released a short statement by…