Across the NFL, teams addressed racial equality issues in its opening week.
On Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans gathered at mid-field for
a moment of unity, and were greeted with boos from fans at Arrowhead Stadium.
Arrowhead Stadium also had “end racism” banners painted in the end zones.
Members of the Houston Texans stretch near a social justice sign in the end zone prior to their NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs. [ REED HOFFMANN | AP ]
And on Sunday, “end racism” also was painted on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as the Atlanta Flacons took on the Seattle Seahawks.
End Racisim signage is seen in the end zone during the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. [ BRYNN ANDERSON | AP ]
Here’s how other teams reacted Sunday:
Cleveland Browns defensive back Ronnie Harrison (33) and wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge (12) kneel during the national anthem before a game against the Baltimore Ravens. [ NICK WASS | AP ] Members of the Washington Football Team kneel on the sidelines before the start of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. [ SUSAN WALSH | AP ] Stay updated on Tampa Bay’s sports scene
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