In June, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell shared a message with professional football fans about the league’s plans to embrace BLM and their anti-police message, by encouraging players to speak out.
We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter. #InspireChange pic.twitter.com/ENWQP8A0sv
— NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2020
In July, the NFL announced they would allow players to wear Black Lives Matter messages on their helmets and that in an effort to expand their outreach to Marxist BLM activists, they would be playing the “Black National Anthem” before games.
Per memo to clubs from NFL exec Anna Isaacson, the helmet decals are optional. Players will be offered a list of names, but "they can also select a victim of
systemic racism who is not represented on this list." Can wear Week 1 or all season. Coaches have option to wear hat patch
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2020
But when a black NFL player dares to wear cleats that celebrate Christmas—that’s where the NFL draws the line!
Alvin Kamara, a star running back for the New Orleans Saints has been fined $5000 for daring to wear red and green cleats while playing in a Christmas Day game.
The NFL is fining Alvin Kamara $5K for these cleats, per @TomPelissero
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 1, 2021
Post-Milennial – Nonetheless, the star running back had a banner game, and is probably not worried too much about having to shell out the money for expressing himself with his footwear.
Kamala tied the NFL record, getting six touchdowns in a single game. This is also the first time someone has scored six times in one game since way back in 1929.
This impressive performance was part of a very high-scoring game on both sides, but the Saints managed to trounce the Minnesota Vikings with an impressive 52-33 final score.
ESPN reports – The historic Christmas Day performance from New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is a gift that keeps on giving.
Kamara’s NFL-record-tying six touchdowns came at the perfect time for fantasy football managers who were using him in their championship-week lineups. And many of those grateful fantasy managers, in turn, paid it forward with donations in Kamara’s honor to a charity he supports.
Son of a Saint, an organization that mentors boys who have lost their fathers because of death or incarceration, said it has received $41,000 so far from nearly 400 donors.
“We are especially grateful to Alvin for selecting Son of a Saint as his charity of choice,” said founder Bivian “Sonny” Lee III, son of the late Saints defensive back Bivian Lee. “As an organization, we turn 10 years old at the strike of midnight, so this makes the generosity even more meaningful as we kick off 2021.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) January 1, 2021