On air now

1 PM-4 PM

NFL u-turn on players protesti...

Sport

NFL u-turn on players protesting against discrimination - Goodell


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says they've changed their stance on players protesting against racial discrimination.

The league had previously punished players for taking a knee during the anthem, which was started by Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

Goodell admits they should have listened to their players' concerns earlier but did not reference former San Francisco quarter-back Kaepernick in his apology.

"We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People," he said in a video on the league's Twitter page.

"We 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."

"I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country," he added.

"Without black players there would be no National Football League and the protests around the country are emblematic of centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff."



You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Pamela Joyce

Pamela Joyce

1 PM-4 PM

Share

Up next

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

4 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's Songs of Praise

Ed's Songs of Praise

7 PM-10 PM

Share

The Paul McLoone Show

The Paul McLoone Show

10 PM-1 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

1 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast with Paula Mac...

Early Breakfast with Paula MacSweeney

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on