Patrick Mahomes has had enough and is stepping up to fight for real change. The Kansas City Chiefs star has been constantly voicing out his stand and opinion in solidarity of the “Black Lives Matter” movement that has filled the streets and cities all around the world with people fighting for change.
“Enough is enough,” Mahomes said, per The Kansas City Star. “We gotta do something about this. I’m blessed to have this platform. Why not use it?”
The 24-year old Chiefs QB was an instrumental part of a player-led video released last week to urge the entire league, especially commissioner Roger Goodell, to have a clearer and explicit stand towards systemic racism and police brutality that has once again resurfaced after the recent killing of George Floyd.
After the players released the video, commissioner Goodell came out with his own, seemingly echoing the plight of the players.
“We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter,” Goodell said in the video.
Patrick Mahomes mentioned that he has already spoken personally with Goodell after all the videos and exchanges in social media. Now, the Chiefs star is hopeful that change they're all clamoring for doesn't fall on deaf ears.
“We think that’s the first step,” Mahomes said. “But we wanna make sure it leads to action.”
Together with Chiefs teammate Tyrann Mathieu, Mahomes plans to address other concerns in society like voter registration issues, which they have been conversing with team owner Clark Hunt and president Mark Donovan.