Denver Broncos show support for African-American players in touching way

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Sep 15, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Denver Broncos helmets on the sidelines in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Many professional athletes are sharing their thoughts, feelings and are calling people to action on social media these days. The death of George Floyd while in police custody, followed by the ongoing protests against police violence on people of color, has understandably sparked many strong reactions.

On this note, as a way to support the African-American players on their team, the Denver Broncos did something pretty awesome and touching Tuesday on Twitter.

The Broncos started a thread with a simple, yet powerful message:

Then, the account proceeded to share individual messages from African-American players on the team. It’s a powerful way to show support and help further spread their messages.

Here are messages from Jurrell Casey and Justin Simmons.

Davontae Harris and Diontae Spencer.

Rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler.

Malik Reed and Courtland Sutton.

We’ve seen many teams issue statements and give money to support in a financial way. But this unique show of support touched my heart, and I hope it did the same for you.