The professional league of american football (NFL) has committed to make a donation of$ 250 Million (approximately 221 million euros) over a period of 10 years, in order to fight against racial injustice, she announced Thursday.
“The NFL is increasing its efforts to work for social justice, with a fund of $ 250 million over 10 years to fight systemic racism and to support the fight against the injustices of historical and current faced by the Afro-Americans,” the statement said.
“The NFL and our clubs will continue to work in collaboration with NFL players to support programmes of reform of the criminal justice and police, and to advance the education,” continues the proceeding.
“In addition to our financial commitment, we will continue to take advantage of the communication network of the NFL to put more emphasis on the awareness and promotion of education on issues of social justice, with our fans, and help promote unity,” she concludes.
This initiative of the most powerful league in professional sports in North America to confirm, by way of a portfolio in any case, the promise made by its commissioner, Roger Goodell, to support the protests and actions against racial injustices, after the death of George Floyd.
Last Sunday, he had apologised to the many players in the league have not been listened to earlier when they were asking the NFL to condemn the racism.
“We, the NFL, condemn racism, and the systematic oppression of Black people. We, the NFL, let’s admit that we were wrong not to have listened to the players of the league earlier. We, the NFL, encourage everyone to express themselves and protest peacefully,” he said in a burst of mea culpa.
The first reaction of the instance after the tragedy that occurred on may 25 in Minneapolis, where George Floyd, a Black man of 46 years old, died after his arrest by a white policeman, who pulled a knee on his neck for more than eight minutes, made no reference to racism or police brutality.
This gift of$ 250 Million made by a sporting body is unique by its proportion. Last Monday, NBA legend Michael Jordan, has made a promise of donation of 100 million, both personally and through her brand, Jordan Brand.