Minnesota Vikings Honor George Floyd Ahead of Kickoff
George floyd was a priority for the Minnesota Vikings ahead of their first game in a pandemic-riddled season – and they honored him with his family.
FOX 9 Dawn mitchell tweeted a video from high up in the stands of a nearly empty American Bank stadium – which showed, before kick-off, all of the Vikings players standing side by side on the goal line as the announcer made some comments on Floyd’s story.
George’s family members were captured on the Jumbotron, standing together, in front of everyone. The big screen also displayed snapshots of some of the many memorials / murals that appeared in the city following his death.
The memory of the Vikings was one of the most notable in the leagues as games intensified – other teams had more scattered approaches to tackling social justice.
Browns’ Myles Garrett took a knee, all Patriots players stood together, Colts head coach Frank Reich knelt down and the dolphins stayed in the tunnel during the national anthem. There are more games to come, but so far … not everyone is on the same page.
Of course, all of that reaction is better than what some fans did in Thursday night’s opening game between the Chiefs and Texans … fans booed as the players locked their arms in the unit.
Ah yes … football is back.
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