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The Minnesota Vikings are honoring George Floyd's family before Sunday's game

September 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The Minnesota Vikings will honor George Floyd's family on Sunday before the team's home opener against the Green Bay Packers.

(CNN)The Minnesota Vikings will honor George Floyd's family on Sunday before the team's home opener against the Green Bay Packers.

Floyd died in Minneapolis Police custody on May 25 as an officer knelt on his neck.

Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality.

A dozen Vikings players attended Floyd's memorial service in June, and last week the team awarded its first George Floyd Legacy Scholarship.

The Vikings issued a statement pledging to "continue to use the team's platform to bring awareness to critical issues of racism and injustice when they kick off the season this Sunday. "

The players will wear custom T-shirts during pregame warmups with the message "Be the Change" on the front and the names of 200 people "who have been killed by acts of racism or police brutality" on the back, according to the team.

In August, Goodell said he wished the NFL had "listened earlier" to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick when he began protesting by kneeling during the National Anthem back in 2016.

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