The NFL has a responsibility to present their stance or, at the very least, offer a comment on the matter.
In the aftermath of the recent Israel-Gaza conflict, the NFL has released a statement regarding the unexpected offensive that has resulted in the loss of over 700 Israeli lives.
According to the league:
The NFL mourns the loss of innocent lives in Israel and strongly condemns all forms of terrorism. The depravity of these acts is beyond comprehension, and we grieve with the families of those killed, injured, and still missing. We pray for peace and will always stand against the evils of hate.
The surprise attack stands as Israel’s deadliest in fifty years, with an undisclosed number of individuals, including civilians and soldiers, being held hostage by Hamas. This has prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to initiate a “complete siege” of Gaza.
As a result, vital resources such as food, water, and electricity have been severed from Gaza Strip’s population of over 2 million residents.
The recent events mark another distressing chapter in the enduring conflict between the two parties, with reports of sirens blaring across Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Personally, I believe that sports and politics should ideally remain separate, but when human lives are at stake, we cannot ignore the broader context that unfolds.