EA Sports delays ‘Madden NFL 21’ first look to ‘stand with’ the African American community

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On Sunday, EA Sports released an official statement in which they announced the highly anticipated Madden NFL 21 first look would be delayed.

Originally, the company teased the reveal would take place on June 1.

Now, that first look will be delayed due to the ongoing protests around the nation, stemming from the death of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis.

EA Sports’ statement on Madden NFL 21 first look being delayed

“Tomorrow, we had committed to celebrating Madden NFL 21 with you, but we’re not going to do that now.

“We stand with our African American / Black community of friends, players, colleagues and partners. Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against the unjust treatment and systemic bias that is plaguing the nation and our world.

“We’ll find another time to talk football with you. Because this is bigger than a game, bigger than sports, and needs all of us to stand together and commit to change.”