While the NFL and most of its uninformed and highly emotional players attempted to present alleged criminals as heroes and criminality as heroic, only one NFL player demonstrated he understood what a hero and heroism really is.
Most NFL players put forth names like Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Michael Brown, etc., as victims of unnecessary police violence, conveniently ignoring the fact that each was associated with one or more illegal activities and encounters with the law.
Each NFL player protesting on behalf of Jacob Blake should explain why the police were even speaking with Blake and then justify why he’s deserving of such public outcry.
Only one NFL player, demonstrated a grasp of what true heroism means.
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert honored David Dorn during his Sunday game against the Colts.
Eifert placed Dorn’s name on the back of his helmet for the big 27-20 win over Indianapolis. Dorn was a retired police captain who was murdered at the age of 77 during the riots in St. Louis this summer in June.
You can see a picture of Eifert’s helmet below.
— Tyler Eifert (@tylereifert) September 14, 2020
This is a 100% pure class move from Eifert, and there’s no other way to put it. The NFL is letting players wear helmet decals with the names of people impacted by “systemic racism,” and it’s obviously become super political.
However, Dorn wasn’t impacted by police violence, but was a heroic retired police hero who lost his life in a savage act of violence at the hands of a mindless protester.