NFL players say they will wear white sports shoes instead of black
The NFL Players Association announced Thursday that it will make the following statement regarding the NFL’s controversial decision to ban the league’s players from wearing white shoes: “We believe it is important to make the statement that the NFL players will wear shoes of their choice when they play, regardless of race.
The NFL players have not been shown to be at risk of physical harm in the workplace, nor have they been shown a lack of respect for their bodies and their health.
We also believe it’s important to emphasize that these statements are not intended to demean or degrade the work of those who serve our country.
The statement further states: “The NFL will continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement and other causes to improve racial equality.”
NFL players protest in the Rose Garden during the National Anthem.
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