As many football fans know, during last year’s NFL season, many players, including a few Buccaneers, joined together in kneeling for the national anthem as a protest towards social injustice and police brutality.
There was a lot of talk between the players, coaches, the league representatives, the players union and others on what should be done now that the protests have happened and that some players have felt the need to express themselves on such issues.
While the league is still figuring out exactly what to do moving forward, the Buccaneers have announced their own initiative to help make social justice causes known and remedy such issues in the Tampa Bay area.
“On Tuesday, September 18, more than a dozen players from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers including DeSean Jackson, Ali Marpet, Gerald McCoy, Donovan Smith and Owner/Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz will announce a player-led, year-round initiative focused on supporting social justice causes in the Tampa Bay community.”
The focus here is that this initiative is player-led and the Buccaneers are helping and backing their guys as they stand together to make the Tampa Bay community a better place for all who call it home.