NFL players protest after construction paper flowers
NFL players who have chosen to protest the National Football League’s handling of the aftermath of the Super Bowl halftime show have taken to social media to express their frustration.
Players from the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and New York Jets have all taken to Twitter to express concerns over the NFL’s handling and response to the show.
The players have chosen not to use the hashtag #NFLStrikesBack, which has become a rallying cry for protesters, instead opting to use hashtags such as #NFLStrikeBack or #NFLBlackout.
The protest began in the days following the halftime show, when protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement occupied the field of play to demand justice for police brutality.
On Thursday, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) announced it had reached a resolution with the league regarding the situation in which players were being detained and detained without charge.
This has been an ongoing process.
We have worked collaboratively with the NFL and the league office to develop this plan and will continue to work with the union to implement this plan.
We believe that the NFLPA will be able to work collaboratively on the issues we all share together and the NFL will be better for it.
We appreciate the work that the union has done and the efforts that the league has taken to protect the players and our collective bargaining agreement.
In light of this agreement, the players are exercising their right to strike for the purpose of creating awareness, raising funds and protesting in support of those who were targeted and unjustly detained.
We will continue our work and continue to raise awareness, raise funds and protest in support.
We are in this to win and we are committed to doing our part to bring about change for all.
This is a historic day for the NFL.
We stand together to end systemic racism, racism and police brutality in the NFL, and for all people.
This fight continues, and we will continue fighting for justice and inclusion in the United States.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the end of the strike.
With respect to the strike, we appreciate the union’s efforts to work cooperatively and we appreciate their support.
The NFL is committed to creating an environment where all employees can feel safe, respected and welcomed.
We also want to thank our employees for the many contributions they make to the league, its communities and its employees.
The strike is over, and the players have been given a full and fair opportunity to take part in the process of addressing systemic racism in the league and the American football system.
The owners of the NFL are committed in working with the players, as they have every year, to ensure that they feel safe and welcome in our league, our stadium, our facilities and our locker rooms.
A statement on the players’ strike is below:”The NFL Players Assn.
today announces that the players will no longer strike over the ongoing situation in Chicago.
We want to emphasize that this is not about the police killing of Laquan McDonald, the treatment of Black men and women in the criminal justice system or the lack of police accountability.
Instead, the current situation is about the NFL using taxpayer dollars to punish players and other employees for participating in a peaceful demonstration.
The actions taken by the NFL today are part of an ongoing pattern of intimidation, abuse and violence against the players.
This conduct has been and will remain a major source of frustration for many players and their families.
As they seek to create change through social media, we will remain vigilant, and continue supporting our players and teams.
These actions have been the product of years of intimidation and abuse.
We want to reiterate that the owners of this league and our players have every right to hold these players accountable.
Over the last several weeks, we have seen players, their families and their teams face tremendous disrespect, threats, retaliation and violence at the hands of police and private security, often in the most public places.
It is in this context that we, as the NFL community, are focused on working together to create a culture of respect and equality.
While we understand that the public is upset by these actions, we do not believe that these are the actions of the vast majority of the players on our team.
We know that many players feel like they are being scapegoated for the actions that were taken against them.
For this reason, we are proud to say that we are no longer striking over this situation.
We were struck because we believe that there is systemic and systemic injustice in the way our country is run, and that the only way to fix this injustice is for our leaders to step forward and take responsibility for their actions.
Our union, the Players Association, is proud to stand with our players in this historic moment of action.
We ask for your continued support and solidarity as we continue to fight for the values that are enshrined in the