Michael Strahan spoke candidly about racial inequality during Fox Sports.
What Michael Strahan Had to Say
The host and analyst spoke on the Sunday (September 13) episode of NFL Morning Show on Fox Sports. The episode included recaps and hosts speaking about the upcoming season that begins next week.
The subject of racial discrimination and inequality came up and Strahan explained the differences between protests and rallies currently compared to the past.
“Whenever you have this conversation and people who are not black and brown join, it goes from a conversation to actually action,” he said. “And we are seeing action now because of that.”
“I think sometimes when you look at athletes and they say ‘just play your sport, be quiet, don’t have an opinion, you make plenty of money,'” he continued. “You’re not immune to it. You still are affected by it in some way, shape or form because of the color of your skin.”
Strahan shared that his time in sports led to mutual respect and formed the camaraderie to play as a team. He added that lessons from sports can help you in everyday life.
“Those guys that are preaching this from the field or the court are taking what they are taught in their life and the lessons in their job and they are taking it to real-life outside of their work that everyone can receive the message. I just hope that people receive this message in their everyday life. We all are human beings, we love each other and we get along with each other because we are brothers. That is something that you can do that doesn’t have anything to do with the color of your skin.
Watch the moment, below.
The Other Hosts Respond
Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long shared similar sentiments. Long admitted that the first time he saw former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneel during the national anthem, he was confused. He admitted that he’s embarrassed by his initial reaction.
Curt Menefee concluded their discussion by discussing the idea that people are “protesting the national anthem.” He explained that they are demonstrating by using their platform to make a change and bring to light these serious issues.