This has been quite a week for the NFL and the Falcons. After years of blackballing Colin Kaepernick, we saw Roger Goodell change his tune and come out for players’ rights to protest racism and systemic oppression. Matt Ryan donated $500,000 and is looking for more donations to help the black community.
Now head coach Dan Quinn is joining the protests, along with some others from the Falcons organization, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC.
#Falcons coach Dan Quinn has arrived the Buckhead4Blacks march. pic.twitter.com/i9vXu4qSWs— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) June 7, 2020
#Falcons coach Dan Quinn is marching with the protesters in Buckhead today. pic.twitter.com/yC8ql9J4oT— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) June 7, 2020
Per Ledbetter, Quinn was joined by Ricardo Allen, LaRoy Reynolds, and “some assistant coaches” on the march. This comes the day after Quinn sent Matt Ryan’s charity $25,000 also to support people of color.
The player contingent is surprisingly small, but many may still be out of town with cross-country travel obviously problematic. Quinn continues to back up his words about improving the community and becomes one of the first NFL head coaches to march for minorities.