NFL Africa expanding into Ghana and Kenya

A football league that has been a willing participant in the discrimination and systemic oppression of black people for more than 100 years has announced that it will continue to expand in a continent where football – the global version – is king, which is a game for black people. There is also a place of come from

What started last year in Ghana is now headed to Kenya as “NFL Africa” ​​and the league “continues to invest to grow the game at all levels across the continent.”

NFL going to mess it up.

“Growing the NFL globally is a key strategic priority for the league and growing our footprint and fandom in Africa is a key part of this vision,” Brett Gosper said, hHead of NFL Europe and Africa,

Gosper is white… and from Australia.

“We are excited to expand NFL Africa into Kenya and look forward to creating opportunities for the next generation of African players and fans to engage with our sport. The NFL Flag aims to inspire youth to play the sport around the world From paving the way for more international athletes to play in the NFL, there’s room for everyone in our sport.

According to the league, “the expansion will see the NFL host a talent identification camp and NFL Flag Football Showcase in Nairobi, Kenya this April (10-15), a long-term, multi-market commitment to develop more ways to serve Underlines a growing fan base in Africa.

Among the white men running the NFL, Gospar, and the more than 125 players of African descent playing in the league, they will be the ones to lead the charge.

“It has always been a dream of mine to bring the NFL to Africa, and over the past few years, the Uprising and the NFL have made that dream a reality,” said the two-time Super Bowl champion. Osi Umenyiora, the NFL’s principal ambassador for NFL Africa, at the league’s announcement.

With all due respect to Ummenyiora, who was born in England to Nigerian parents, The league is using him as their black/African face.

“It’s incredible to see the opportunities provided through the International Player Pathway Program, the NFL Academy and Flag Football, and this is only the beginning.”

From a business perspective, a The league which is popular in only one country is trying to expand its global reach Entering the second most populous continent makes sense. But, this is a league that has proven that it excels at mistreating black people, which means that the decision to move to the “homeland” guarantees a lot of mistakes.

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if you forgot, The NFL was still dealing with the consequences of race-norming. Until last year – and who’s to say it’s not over? There are only three African-American coaches still in the league, plus one current class-action lawsuit against Casteism recruitment practices When it comes to coaches. just last month we learned that the giant NFL reporter Jim Trotter was jobless When the NFL media publicly questioned Roger Goodell about the lack of hiring of black men in the Super Bowl, he simply decided not to renew his contract. And finally, the league still holds The NFL Combine, which resembles slave auctions The transatlantic slave trade began with the enslaving of Africans.

A league run by white men has brought in an Australian to help it expand into the blackest place on Earth technically without any black people. That is why if it is not done flawlessly it is bound to fail. Besides, if the NFL couldn’t deal with the Colin Kaepernick kneeling a few years ago, they certainly don’t know what to do in an apartheid continent.