Texans S Michael Thomas designs pregame warmup shirts, distributed by NFLPA
According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Texans safety Michael Thomas has designed pregame warmup shirts and they were distributed by the NFLPA.
Here are the T-shirts — designed by #Texans safety Michael Thomas, and sent by the NFLPA to every player league-wide — that you’ll see during pregame warmups, starting tonight in Kansas City.
The front reads: “INJUSTICE AGAINST ONE OF US IS INJUSTICE AGAINST ALL OF US.” pic.twitter.com/bkeo7mAkXm
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 10, 2020
Players around the NFL have taken action on racial injustices amid the events that have taken place in recent months. The Texans themselves recently released a video with players from the team calling for change.
Ever since the death of George Floyd in police custody earlier this year, the Texans have been one of the more proactive teams against social issues. Bill O’Brien, the head coach of the Texans, said he’d be open to kneeling himself before games in 2020.
As an entire league, the NFL has attempted to configure ways to bring awareness to the ongoing racial issues in today’s society. Besides backing players that want to kneel before games, the league is going to display phrases in each end zone that pertain to combating systemic racism.
At the same time, the NFL is giving players an opportunity to have the names of the victims of racial injustice shown prominently on their helmets. Besides Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Jacob Blake, among others are names that can be used.
Now, before Thursday night’s bout between Houston and Kansas City, both teams will be wearing pregame shirts that speak out against racism. Seeing that racial injustice is a league-wide concern, other teams could likely be wearing Thomas’ shirts on Sunday as well.