Vikings to recognize Floyd family, bring awareness to social justice issues during home opener
During the Vikings home opener against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will recognize the family of George Floyd, and will bring awareness to issues of social justice.
The family of Floyd, a Black man who was killed in Minneapolis during an arrest on Memorial Day, will be inside U.S. Bank Stadium during the recognition, according to a news release from the organization.
The team will use a number of other platforms during the game to highlight issues of racism and injustice.
During pregame warmups, players will wear t-shirts that read "Be the Change" on the front and have the names of people who have been killed by acts of racism or police brutality on the back. Players’ helmets and coaches’ hats will also have decals and patches with social justice-related messages.
The end zones of U.S. Bank Stadium will also have the messages "It Takes All of Us" and "End Racism."