Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of days, you’re aware of the comments that President Donald Trump has made about Colin Kaepernick and other players that protest the National Anthem being played before NFL games. As many owners have over the course of the past couple of days, the Wilf family has released a statement in regards to those comments.
Statement from Zygi and Mark Wilf and the entire Wilf family. pic.twitter.com/1YeAaKyjaW— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 24, 2017
The statement reads:
Professional sports offer a platform unlike any other, a platform that can bring people from a variety of backgrounds together to impact positive change in our society. As owners, it is our job to foster an environment that recognizes and appreciated diversity of thought and encourages using this platform in a constructive manner. Rather than make divisive statements, we believe in promoting thoughtful, inspiring conversation that unifies our communities. We are proud of our players, coaches, and staff for the important role they play in our community, and we fully support their constitutional right to respectfully and peacefully express those beliefs.
So, there is the statement from the Wilf family. Kickoff from U.S. Bank Stadium is about ten minutes away.