The Minnesota Vikings used a portion of their pregame ceremony to pay tribute to George Floyd, a Minneapolis man killed in a police-involved incident in May, and honor his family.
Vikings players stood shoulder-to-shoulder at the goal line as the public address announcer spoke about Floyd, with his family attendance.
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“George’s family members were captured on the Jumbotron, standing together, as everyone looked on,” TMZ Sports reports. “The big screen also displayed snapshots of some of the many memorials/murals that have popped up around town in the wake of his death.“The Vikings’ remembrance was one of the more stand-out ones across the leagues as games ramped up — other teams had more scattered approaches to addressing social justice.”
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