BLM Display of Solidarity expected in NFL Season Opener

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Sky Sports: "NFL players are expected to show their support to the BLM cause as the season starts this weekend, but...it is not yet known the specifics of what their protest will look like."
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The Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs are in discussions over trying to do "something that is uniformed... to show solidarity" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of their NFL season opener on Thursday night.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick attracted criticism, most notably from US President Donald Trump, when he began taking a knee during the US national anthem in 2016 due to social injustices and police brutality towards Black men in America.

The killing of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis earlier this year has brought the issue of racism to the fore again in the sporting sphere, with NBA players even boycotting playoff games after Jacob Blake, another black man, was recently shot and seriously injured by police in Wisconsin.

NFL players are expected to show their support to the BLM cause as the season starts this weekend, but NFL Network reporter James Palmer told Sky Sports News' Richard Graves that it is not yet known the specifics of what their protest will look like.

"We don't know exactly what the two teams are going to do on Thursday night," said Palmer. "The Texans and the Chiefs have been talking to one another - players on both sides - about trying to do something that is uniformed within the stadium, to show some sort of solidarity.

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