JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Jacksonville Jaguars held their own protest Friday against police inequality and brutality, marching from their stadium to the steps of the local sheriff’s department. .
“Today we don’t say anything else,” wide receiver Chris Conley the word. “Today we see a country that cannot wait for change, a city that will not sit still or be quiet.”
The players joined their families, coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell.
Jaguar started their parade at 9:04 local time to mark the local 904 area code. The protest came two days after the owner Shad Khan
on the team website. He promised that the franchise would work towards a “timely response.”
Conley, wearing the “Lives Matter” T-shirt,
He said he cried when he saw the video of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was jogging when he was killed on February 23 in Georgia.
Marrone said Jaguar was doing something they believed could make a difference. He also challenged the white community to retreat, listen and learn.
“Don’t make the same mistakes we make,” Marrone said. “We must stand together in white and black to make this movement work.”
With the NFL allowing only coaches to return to their offices on Friday and the players are still working remotely due to a pandemic, some Jaguar cannot take part in the march.
The team posted videos from several players, including
Gardner Minshew, back midfielder
and defensive end
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