The New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons have been rivals since 1967, but they showed tremendous unity last night on Monday Night Football coming together in a ‘circle of unity‘.
After the National Anthem played, the players and coaches from both teams joined hands in a circle at midfield.
Head coachesSean Payton and Dan Quinn, stated it was the best way for players to join the growing protests around the NFL against racial injustice in America while focusing on a message about togetherness, ESPN reported.
“We want it to be all, everybody, because that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to bring everybody together. Our nation needs to come together. Everybody needs to care for each other,” Saints running back Mark Ingram said. “And that’s what’s so good about sports. It brings everybody together, no matter what race. These are my brothers in here. Guys I played with in the past, those are my brothers. You don’t see color. You just see a guy who you work hard with and go to battle with and work with every single day.”
Ingram continued: “I understand that there’s differences when you go out to the real world, so we just want to set an example, and we want to bring unity. We want everybody to be together and don’t want to do anything that causes division or controversy.”
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(H/T: Fox News)