The African-American community has been affected by social injustice and racial discrimination for a long time. Recently, after George Floyd’s brutal death many people around the globe have stood by this moment to fight against the injustice. The newest entry to this troop of people is John Albert Elway Jr. He also raised his voice in support of the black people with a tweet.
Denver Broncos General Manager and president of the football operations, John Elway wrote a two-page note in support of the current protest. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback stated that he had been in conversation with his team and coaches. He wrote that his conversation and constant injustice including George Floyds’ death motivated him to raise his voice.
John Elway talked about his spending most of the time inside the locker room and understanding his teammates. Broncos’ GM elaborated that every player comes from a different background and lifestyle. He promised to learn and listen from everyone around.
Elway wrote, “I’ve spent the last week listening and learning from the players and coaches on our team. What I’ve heard from the players in particular — and watching the way they lead during this time of need — has been moving,” Elway said. “I always thought that since I grew up in a locker room, I knew everything there was to know about understanding teammates from different backgrounds and walks of life. What I’ve realized is that I could not have been more wrong.”
“It has impacted me. I realize I have a long way to go, but I will keep listening and learning. That is the only way to grow,” he said. “I truly believe a lot of goodwill comes from the many difficult conversations that are taking place around our team, league, and country,” he added.
John Elway, who is a two time Super Bowl-winning QB, summed up writing that he is in full support of the people who are trying to bring a change in the society or influence people with their stories.
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“The way the players amplify the voices that need to be heard is important than ever. I fully support them using their platform and influence in a positive way to bring a change. Recently, we’ve all heard people say that sports can be a much-needed distraction during such a challenging time. I know that the players, our team, and the league can be so much more than that. We can all be part of the solution. I also understand that my voice needs to be part of this conversation, too. I am not going to stay on the sidelines. Everyone has a responsibility to help those who are hurting. I am joining with the players, coaches, and our organization in speaking up against racism, police brutality, and any injustice against the black community.”
Meanwhile, NFL Network’s James Palmer reported that the Denver Broncos team and coaches will be participating in a player-organized protest at the Colorado State Capitol on Saturday.