Roger Goodell admits NFL was wrong for banning NFL players' kneeling protests of anti-Black police brutality

“We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter.”

"We, the NFL, admit we were wrong."

In a major reversal, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday says the NFL was wrong to prohibit football players from peacefully protesting police brutality against Black people by kneeling as the national anthem was played pre-game.

The American football quarterback and activist who suffered professional retaliation for leading those peaceful protests, Colin Kaepernick, isn't mentioned once in the video.

We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter. #InspireChange

Watch the video statement below.