After a long week of injury news, the Minnesota Vikings game could end up being moved on Sunday due to safety concerns.
Coming into this weekends game, fans were excited to see the new Minnesota Vikings offense. This week’s matchup is against the NFL’s hottest offense and last season’s MVP.
As we have seen this season, players are taking a stand against social injustices and it has made a direct connection to the NFL.
Early this week, there was another police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott has been the biggest story this week in Charlotte. It could directly affect an NFL game this weekend.
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In Charlotte this week, there has been groups of people protesting after the shooting. The protests have been as close as a few blocks away from Bank of America Stadium.
"“We are in contact with government officials, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the NFL. We are continuing to monitor events as we prepare for Sunday’s home game,” Panthers president Danny Morrison said in a statement Thursday."
The game could be moved to a different site, or postponed depending on the safety conditions. The Vikings also released a statement on the possible movement of the game.
"“We remain in constant communication with the NFL and the Carolina Panthers and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”"
Through the prostests, parts of the city have been damaged, and multiple people have been injured.
The NFL will closely monitor this situation. They will make sure that there are no safety concerns before making a decision on this matter.
Hopefully football can bring these people together and things can calm down. Let us pray for the city of Charlotte in their time of need.