GREEN BAY, Wis. — Gamers, coaches and employees from the Inexperienced Bay Packers will lock arms through the nationwide anthem earlier than Thursday night time’s recreation towards the Chicago Bears, and they’re asking followers to do the identical in what they are saying might be a “second of unification.”
Gamers launched a press release on Tuesday night time. They are saying the picture they hope to painting is certainly one of unity.
“It’ll symbolize a coming collectively of gamers who need the identical issues that each one of us do — freedom, equality, tolerance, understanding, and justice for many who have been unjustly handled, discriminated towards or in any other case handled unfairly,” the assertion says.
They are saying NFL gamers are proof that people from totally different backgrounds and life experiences can work collectively towards a standard objective.
A lot of the Packers gamers additionally locked arms through the anthem earlier than Sunday’s recreation towards Cincinnati. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers stated earlier Tuesday that the Packers love and help the army and others in uniform.
He says the gamers’ actions are about “unity and love … and beginning a dialog round one thing that could be just a little bit uncomfortable for individuals.”