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‘Our lives depend on it’: NFL players urge fans to vote in midterm elections

  • Players Coalition’ critical of pro-Trump policies
  • Elections seen as a referendum on US presidency

Members of the Players’ Coalition, the group of NFL stars formed during the protest movement started by Colin Kaepernick, have urged Americans to vote in this week’s midterm election saying “our lives depend on it”.

The letter was published on Monday on the Players’ Tribune and signed by Washington’s Josh Norman, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Chris Long, the New York Jets’ Kelvin Beachum and former Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte. Although the players do not endorse any candidates or parties in the article, they are critical of policies and tactics favored by Donald Trump and the Republicans.

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