NFL is back, today marks the first Sunday of the season and this year’s games will have some changes following coronavirus measures.
“No audience” in most of the stadiums will be one of the most difficult changes the NFL will suffer, as haven fans cheering up the team is vital for both players and fans. Also, several iconic players will not be part of the 2020’s season due to the pandemic.
On Sunday, most teams are playing today and Americans are excited to watch it.
Among the NFL changes, social justice initiatives are a big one. The commissioner Roger Goodell announced some of the initiatives the league has planned for this year, for example, teams will have the phrases “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” painted in each team’s end zones during the entire season.
Also, the song ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ which is known as the Black national anthem will be played before games on opening weekend, while screening a video showcasing social justice activities.
They have a voting initiative as well, it focuses on three pivotal parts of the electoral process: voter education, registration, and activation. Goodell explained: “supports and encourages civic engagement and voting of fans, players, legends and club and league personnel.”