Jenkins posted on Instagram, in part, "For now, all of the attention is being given to the destruction of agitators. This sends the message to us all that this is the only way to be heard. Don’t let the chaos drown out the message, otherwise we’re doomed to repeat history again.”
The world sees now that their decision to ignore those who were/are committed to peacefully responding to the violence perpetuated against them, was a grave mistake. For now, all of the attention is being given to the destruction of agitators. This sends the message to us all that this is the only way to be heard. Don’t let the chaos drown out the message, otherwise we’re doomed to repeat history again. #justiceforgeorgefloyd #nojusticenopeace #areyoulistening #blacklivesmatter✊--
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Current Eagles safety Rodney McLeod posted said on Instagram that defacing communities is not the answer to change injustice and systemic racism.
As a black man, it’s been a painful and disturbing time throughout our nation and city; the ugly reminders of injustice and systemic racism will continue to haunt us as a country until we enact change. Peaceful protest, lifting our voices in solidarity, and civil-engagement are all a part of the change process. Defacing our communities only offers a shortcut to the progress we all want to see. I believe we as a city can rise out of this pivotal moment stronger, we have an opportunity to course-correct for our future’s sake, and together, each of us can reflect the attitude necessary to be better and do better. I am encouraging us all to speak our peace. #georgefloyd #justiceforgeorgefloyd
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On Sunday, the Sixers released a statement saying the racism, prejudice and injustice the Black community and people of color continue to face is unacceptable and can’t be tolerated.
Foles added that his favorite part of playing football includes playing with men from different backgrounds and races.
"The beautiful thing about playing football has been the diversity within the locker room," Foles wrote. "Men come together to achieve the common goal of winning games no matter what their background. To do that they must love one another, genuinely. It becomes a real brotherhood."
Many other frustrated replies highlighted what has happened with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as well as the way the NFL handled the situation of kneeling during the National Anthem.