Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has been in the news recently after indicating that he regrets not signing free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick back in 2018.
Pete Carroll on Colin Kaepernick
The Super Bowl-winning head coach has changed his tune recently following the murder of George Floyd back on May 25. Some might be skeptical of Carroll’s newfound stance, but that’s the direction the NFL is going right now. Carroll supports the Black Lives Matter movement and related protests.
Pete Carroll takes part in Seattle protest
He spent Saturday marching with others who are demanding racial equality and the end of police brutality in the United States. Carroll also had a message for the masses.
Saturday’s protest was organized by the wife of former Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. K.J. Wright’s wife also helped organize the March.
Once the national anthem protests started back in 2016, it was a rarity to see white figures around the NFL world take part. That has not been the case since recently.
National anthem protests and the 2020 NFL season
The expectation is that there’s going to be widespread protests once the 2020 NFL season comes calling. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is the latest to note that he will kneel during the anthem prior to games this coming season.
As it relates to the NFL, the league changed its stance big time. Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement late last week admitting that the NFL mishandled the Colin Kaepernick-led protests and now supports the Black Lives Matter movement. He went as far to say that he protests with those who are taking to the streets following the murder of Mr. Floyd.
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Author: Vincent Frank