Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio Denies Seeing Racism in NFL, Then Apologizes [WATCH]
The protests in Denver continue on, and Twitter continues to show #BlackLivesMattter as a trending hashtag in Denver.
Needless to say, racial justice and racism is a topic that many voices are commenting on right now.
Yesterday, however, Denver Broncos Head Coach Nick Fangiao denied the presence of racism and discrimination in the NFL in an interview on Tuesday, saying:
"I don't see racism at all in the NFL... I don't see discrimination in the NFL."
Since yesterday, Fangio has released a new statement addressing what his words. His new statement reads as the following:
“While reflecting on my comments yesterday and listening to the players this morning, I realize what I said regarding racism and discrimination in the NFL was wrong.
While I have never personally experienced those terrible things first-hand during my 33 years in the NFL, I understand that many players, coaches and staff have different perspectives. I should have been more clear and I am sorry.
I wanted to make a point yesterday that there is no color within the locker rooms I have been in, or on the playing field I have coached on. Unfortunately, we don't live or work only within those confines. Outside of those lines in the NFL and society there's a lot of work to be done in the areas of diversity and providing opportunities across the board for minorities.
As a head coach, I look forward to listening to the players both individually and collectively to support them and work hand-in-hand to create meaningful change."