Former Cardinals star Anquan Boldin hopes for ‘meaningful change’ in this country
Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin is ready for change.
In an interview with Mike Jones of USA Today, the 14-year NFL veteran spoke on the recent racial injustices in the country including the case of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery as well what he wants people to get out of the tragic situation
“The thing I’m afraid of is allowing this moment to pass without bringing about meaningful change,” Boldin worries. “I’m afraid that if we don’t come together collectively, the messaging will get hijacked, and we will miss this moment in creating real change to make sure that we’re not back here again. So, for us, everybody is angry. Everyone is outraged and rightfully so. But you have to sit back and ask yourselves –number one, ‘What is it that I want?’ and number two, ‘How do I get what I want?’
Protests have erupted all across the country as many are upset with issues such as police brutality and racial injustice. For Boldin, the former Cardinals star is just focused on making sure the current system changes.
“We all have to understand that there is a common enemy. There is a common system. There are common players who are allowing this to continue in our country. And if we’re going to make any progress, we’ve got to shine the light on there.”
Boldin played seven of his 14 seasons in Arizona where he racked up 7,520 receiving yards and 44 touchdowns as well as three Pro Bowl nods and four 1,000-yard seasons.