Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his players have teamed up to deliver a powerful message in support of the Black Lives Matter amid ongoing national protests in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
Attacking forward Alex Leatherwood wrote the video, which featured players like Mac Jones, Emil Ekiyor and Evan Neal.
“At this point in history, we cannot remain silent,” said the players together in the video.
“We are a team. Black, white brown, ”they added. “Together, we are a family. We are brothers. ”
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“On the ground, we are relentless. We are strong. We are conquerors. But first we are human beings. ”
“And at this point in history, we cannot remain silent. We must speak on behalf of our brothers and sisters, our sons and our daughters. ”
The idea was born when the players met ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and Condoleezza Rice. The two told players to use their platform wisely, according to AL.com.
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“When we see our families, our neighbors, our classmates subjected to violence, we recognize the fear in their eyes,” said the Alabama players. “We believe that the solutions to our challenges are within us. We choose to listen. We choose to hear and understand the perspectives of others.
“Let’s listen. Be together. Because all lives cannot count until the lives of blacks count. “