Update: An NFL Spokesman has clarified that there have been no changes to the NFL social justice initiatives in the end zone during the regular season. “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism.” will still be featured in NFL endzones during the 2023-24 season
Statement from NFL Spokesman
There’s been no change from previous years. Beginning with the regular season, clubs will have in endzones stencils featuring “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism.”
“Play Football” was featured around the league for some preseason games as part of a league initiative.
Three years ago, the NFL introduced the ‘End Racism” slogan on NFL endzones but may be shifting away from social justice slogans on the football field.
In 2020, the NFL revealed that they would display “end racism” and “it takes all of us” in the end zones as part of their social justice initiative.
The NFL informed clubs today of plans to amplify its social justice initiatives, including helmet decals and signage in end zones for kickoff games and club home openers. pic.twitter.com/p4lt27tmEY
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2020
During Sunday’s Chiefs-Browns preseason game, fans noticed the “end racism” slogan was replaced with “play football” in the end zone.
The NFL will no longer ‘End Racism’.
They will Play Football. pic.twitter.com/hgZaXmz1sA
— PJ Green (@PJGreenTV) August 26, 2023
Fans reacted sarcastically to “End Racism” being removed from NFL end zones.
Those 'End Racism' signs in the back of the end zones were our last hope. Without them, racism will get even stronger. https://t.co/GXR1mqNiix
— Barry (@BarryOnHere) August 27, 2023
Racism is officially back smh https://t.co/aumclz7XhD
— Turtle (Trey Will Save Us) (@Sageof6turtles) August 27, 2023
This proves racism is no more. Thanks to the NFL’s bravery we have ended racism https://t.co/NC1zEJq5aL
— Iveysaur (NFC North title 🔜) (@balloonloon7) August 27, 2023
Racism has officially been ended 🎉 https://t.co/p2HjbVvFj3
— Jack (@YelichWasRobbed) August 28, 2023