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The group announced pre-plans for Week 1, including the recognition of Floyd’s family after a pre-recorded concert by James Weldon Johnson’s “Raise and Sing Every Voice”.
Floyd was killed on May 26 by then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Zuvin, who pressed his knees to Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes as he lay face down on the ground.
Floyd’s assassination was one of several events that led to widespread protests across the country, and prompted athletes in all sports to take a public stand against police brutality and racial injustice.
On June 4, many NFL The stars filmed a video asking the league to “condemn racist and planned oppression of black people”.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Replied To the call of the players: “We, the NFL, condemn the planned repression of racism and black people. FL, Trust Black Lives Matter. “
The Vikings have taken over New initiatives Following Floyd’s death, a $ 5 million donation for various social justice causes and the creation of a college scholarship in the name of Floyd will be awarded annually to black students.