I understand that with time things change, and it should. I noticed yesterday that a story broke on TMZ Sports, saying the NFL is working with the NFLPA to iron out details to honor victims who lost their lives to police brutality. There will be helmet decals to honor victims like George Floyd, and likely others like Breonna Taylor, and Tamir Rice.
According to the report, the individual players will be able to decide who they want to honor on their helmets and it will not be mandated by the team. This is pretty cool to be honest, because many of these victims did not deserve to die.
I think it is cool to honor victims but TMZ reported later on in the day that the decal tributes will only honor victims of police brutality and social injustice, not cops killed in the act of duty.
So I know this will trigger many people, and I want to know your stance on it. The reason I feel it will trigger people is because just a few years ago NFL denied the Dallas Cowboys’ request to wear a decal on their helmets during the season that would have paid tribute to five police officers that were killed in Texas in an ambush. The Cowboys team had been wearing a decal that said “Arm in Arm” but the NFL denied the request.
The NFL’s strict rules on uniforms forced the league to deny the Cowboys’ request to wear the decal according to multiple reports.
So here is my question, what changed? Do you think the NFL is seriously sorry about police brutality? I mean Colin Kaepernick tried to take a knee for this years ago and the NFL has banned him from getting a shot. People can try to say he is just not good enough, but he is better than 80 percent of the back-ups in the NFL and he has taken a snap in years.
I think the NFL knows it messed up, but this would technically be the second time the NFL has shafted the Police. What would happen if the Police didn’t show up to the game to help with their security? Or help escort players in and out of crowds? I say this because in a debate you have to be able to see both sides, before you go to name calling.
I know many people are going to read this and immediately say, they are going to unfollow us, or stick to sports, but this is sports. This is reality. We have a super divided nation right now hurting. Not all police are right, but we should not punish an entire unit for one person’s actions. The same way we should not label a group of people “thugs” or “racists” because no one likes to be labeled anything.
I think we have become so divided that we cannot even talk amongst one another without turning to insults. Like I said many will not read this article, they will criticize it on Twitter and Social Media without opening the link. Many will also agree to the title without opening and reading the article.
I seriously want to know, What do you think about this situation? Let’s talk without cursing each other out, because I can see how this will make both sides feel. I personally feel they should be able to wear a decal on their helmets to honor all victims, not just police brutality victims, but anyone who has fallen victim to something. I want to know what you think. So after you read the article comment.
If you see someone who just goes nuts posting on this link, do me a favor and type the #YouMayWantToReadTheArticle below the comments. I think this could be a great social experience.
At this point, many go off of their feelings instead of doing their homework. Let’s have fun, because this is a great opportunity to talk amongst one another.