Here’s how NFL Sunday games highlighted racial inequality in the US

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It was a far cry from past seasons, when Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL didn’t support then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protests against police brutality and racism.Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since he sparked controversy by sitting, then kneeling, during the National Anthem before several games to protest the police shootings of Black men and other social injustices faced by the Black community. His protests received some support from fellow players but also attracted criticism, most notably from President Donald Trump.All that was before the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody renewed attention on the Black Live Matter movement.Two seasons ago, the NFL said players must stand or stay in the locker room. Last month, Goodell said he won’t discipline players for kneeling and he also said that he wished the league had “listened earlier” to Kaepernick.Here’s what unfolded during Sunday’s games.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football TeamThe Eagles remained in their locker room during the pregame playing of the National Anthem before their match against the Washington Football Team on Sunday.The two teams gathered on the field and locked arms during the playing …

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