“It’s Time For Change” – Green Bay Packers Release a Powerful Video Message

Published 06/04/2020, 12:27 PM EDT


The Green Bay Packers tweeted a social justice video on Thursday, starring their eminent players and head coach, Matt LaFleur.

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Insightful Video With a Strong Message

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The video encapsulated the team’s views on of George Floyd’s death and the current protests, sending out a powerful message to the community. A Minneapolis police officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck before he died.

The recent happenings have “embarrassed“, “tired“, “frustrated“, “heartbroken“, “disappointed“, and “disgusted” the players.

Enough is Enough.”

Cornerback Kevin King said, “the inhumane murder of George Floyd has become a far too common image in America.Davante Adams said that the team was here to say “No More.” He added that “racism is taught and learned. It’s not something you’re born with. Let’s do a better job of educating our youth and younger people behind us.”

Tight end Marcedes Lewis pointed to the importance of structural reforms to eradicate racism and oppression in America. Additionally, Lewis said that a collaborative reform from the community as well as law enforcement is what we need.

Head coach Matt LaFleur said, “we [need to] come up with real solutions to make [a] significant change. The right actions speak a lot louder than the right words.”

“Antiquated laws and legislation need to be amended or repealed, especially those that are prejudicially biased to people of color,” said quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He, further, asked that we “commit to listening with an open heart.

Billy Turner said that people of color are human too.

Corey Linsley believes that “the issue is systemic. And because it’s systemic, we can all play a part in fixing this.

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The video is an incredible morale booster and truly accurate.

Green Bay Packers Recall Locking Arms in Solidarity

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers posted a picture to Instagram on Wednesday, from 2017, when the team stood in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who had taken a knee in protest during the national anthem. The Packers were to play against the Cincinnati Bengals at the time.

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The Green Bay Packers are now scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sept 13 as the coronavirus pandemic has deferred the beginning of the 2020 season till later this year.

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Hrishikesh Bhise

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