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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:17 PM

Matthew Stafford: We Can't Just Stick to Football

I’m so impressed with this young man. If anyone you know complains about too much “political activism” in sports, send them this.

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Listen, I love the game of football.

I love it.

But there are some things that are way more important than football right now.

Yes, this NFL season just kicked off, and nobody is more excited about that than me. But we can’t just move on from the issue of racial injustice and use sports as a distraction.

We can’t just stick to football. Not as a team. Not as an organization. And we shouldn’t as a country.

My proudest day as a Detroit Lion was the afternoon that we came together as a team and decided that we were going to cancel our practice in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting. We had some extremely difficult conversations. We shared stories. We debated. We cried. We were vulnerable. We were uncomfortable. We were angry. We were everything.

We can’t just stick to football. Not as a team. Not as an organization. And we shouldn’t as a country.

But we went through it all as a team.

Continued

https://sports.yahoo.com/t-just-stick-football-155739018.html

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