Before the Texans and Chiefs took the field on Thursday night, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league was going to put social justice messages on the backline of all end zones in an effort to show unity in combating racism.
“The NFL stands with the black community, the players, clubs, and fans confronting systemic racism. We will not relent in our work,”
Both end zones in Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday had two different messages in the back of the end zone. One end zone backline says “End Racism” and the other says “It Takes All Of Us.”
Here’s a picture of the “End Racism” sign.
End racism. #ItTakesAllOfUs pic.twitter.com/IU4G626FvQ
— NFL (@NFL) September 10, 2020
Despite the NFL’s best efforts, no one seemed happy with the endzone messages and fans went on to mock them on Twitter.
Problem solved! https://t.co/z0IfYzMvKh
— Karisa Maxwell (@KarisaMaxwell) September 11, 2020
RIP racism(2018-2020) https://t.co/uZTsV5bNjY
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) September 10, 2020
They did it guys. The NFL figured out how to “end racism.” Amazing. https://t.co/q7OlRgO0n6
— Tyler Zed (@realTylerZed) September 11, 2020
“End Racism” in small poorly visible letters right above the giant Native American team name is very on brand for both the NFL and our society as a whole https://t.co/5yKB4b51Pj
— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) September 10, 2020
End racism by ending race-based mascots & dehumanizing ‘tomahawk chops’ & chants that have no basis in reality. This is surface bullsh*t that amounts to nothing. #NotYourMascot https://t.co/3oCm4g5eXl
— Ruth Hopkins
(@Ruth_HHopkins) September 11, 2020
The End Racism End Zone, sponsored by Cheetos https://t.co/Z2146HaqoW
— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) September 10, 2020
Only @NFL could not realize the cruel irony of putting “END RACISM” behind an end zone of a franchise that dehumanizes Native Americans with their name, logo, theme and racist Tomahawk Chop. https://t.co/MpLbjEA9Ob
— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) September 11,