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NFL admits league should have listened earlier to players protesting racism

Published on June 6, 2020 - Duration: 01:21s

NFL admits league should have listened earlier to players protesting racism

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has admitted the league has been at fault for not listening to its players denouncing racism.

The United States is currently gripped by widespread protests over police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last week.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had been one of the main activists in the past, regularly kneeling down during the national anthem, but the matter was never formally addressed.

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