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Packers remain in locker room for national anthem and ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

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Published: Sep. 13, 2020 at 12:46 PM CDT
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MINNEAPOLIS, Min. (WEAU) - The Green Bay Packers remained in their locker room for the playing of the national anthem and ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ before Sunday’s game with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Packers released a statement on the teams decision:

"The Green Bay Packers respect the national anthem and United States flag and all that they represent, including the right to express ourselves.

"We decided as a team to remain in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem and ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ so as to not distract from our message that we stand united for social justice and racial equality.

“This is part of our continued call on our leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue that results in change. We feel it is important for all of us to participate in these difficult conversations with humility and be open to different perspectives.”

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