Snoop Dogg is using his platform to speak out against the NFL.
In a strongly-worded PSA, which he posted on Instagram, the rap icon lashed out at the league’s owners for remaining silent about the systematic racism in the NFL and the nationwide protests against police brutality surrounding the death of George Floyd and other unarmed black citizens.
“Has anybody seen any NFL owners since all this been going down?” Snoop asked his 46 million followers. “NFL owners, the owners of the teams, the 32 owners, the ones that won’t give Colin Kaepernick a job, the ones that won’t give a black man a general manager job, the ones who won’t allow another black man to own a team.”
He continued, “Where the f**k are the NFL owners at? Where y’all at? Y’all make all that f**kin’ money and don’t have shit to say when this type of shit happen.”
He also criticized them for blackballing Colin Kaepernick from the league, while holding them accountable. “But you wanna ban Colin Kaepernick, don’t wanna give him a job, blackball him,” added Snoop. “NFL owners, y’all better get your shit right before the spotlight becomes on y’all. And we start realizing that y’all real racist too. I like NFL, but if y’all not gon’ be right, f**k y’all.”
In a video released earlier this month, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that the league was wrong for “not listening to NFL players earlier.” However, many criticized his response as disingenuous following its handling of Kaepernick’s kneeling protests.
“We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people,” said Goodell. “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.”
NFL players including San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman have called out the league’s owners for staying silent. “It’s not pulling [the owners] like it is the rest of the country,” Sherman told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Because if it was, then they’d speak. [Dallas Cowboys owner] Jerry Jones, especially, has no problem speaking up any other time about anything else. But when it’s such a serious issue, and he could really make a huge impact on it with a few words, his silence speaks volumes.”
We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter. #InspireChange pic.twitter.com/ENWQP8A0sv
— NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2020
Snoop has remained outspoken on social media. He also called the NCAA “foul” for imposing a 10-year ban disassociating Reggie Bush with USC, and demanded that they return his Heisman Trophy. “Reggie Bush deserves the Heisman. He won that motherfu**er on the field,” said Snoop.