Kudos to the NFL for this common sense move!
Back in 2020 (the weirdest year ever), the NFL decided to get involved in the social justice game like every other corporation did, putting an “End Racism” slogan in all their end zones. However, it looks like they may be moving away from that — yeeaahh! (*LA Knight voice*)
Three years ago, the NFL was going hardcore with their social justice movement, not only posting “End Racism” in their end zones, but also phrases like “It Takes All Of Us.”
The NFL informed clubs today of plans to amplify its social justice initiatives, including helmet decals and signage in end zones for kickoff games and club home openers. pic.twitter.com/p4lt27tmEY
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2020
— NFL (@NFL) September 10, 2020
During Sunday’s preseason game between the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs, it was noticed that the NFL had replaced its “End Racism” slogan in the end zone with “Play Football,” with Fox 4’s PJ Green publishing a photo on Twitter of the switch up.
The NFL will no longer ‘End Racism’.
They will Play Football. pic.twitter.com/hgZaXmz1sA
— PJ Green (@PJGreenTV) August 26, 2023
Here’s a video where you can see a few shots of the change:
Check out the offensive highlights from the Chiefs final preseason win over the Browns ⬇️
-Shane Buechele to Justyn Ross
-La’Mical Perine into the end zone
-Gabbert to Ihmir Smith-Marsette
-Chris Oladokun to Matt Bushman for the lead
-44-yard FG by Harrison Butker
— Sports Radio 810 WHB (@SportsRadio810) August 28, 2023
And just like that, the NFL returns to common sense and just good ol’ fashioned pigskin! (RELATED: High School Football Coach Arrested After Allegedly Punching Player In Stomach: REPORT)
Back to football, baby.