Tom Brady Shares Strong Message Regarding Social Justice

The sports world has been very vocal on some of the social issues that the Unites States have faced in the past couple of months. Many NFL players decided to use their platform to speak up about racial injustices and the latest to open up on the topic is Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Over the past couple of months, we saw many professional sports leagues use their platforms to bring greater attention to the problems that African Americans face. The NFL alone has decided to donate $250 million over the next 10 years to help end systemic racism. Now, Tom Brady has opened up on how he hopes to help the battle against systematic racism.

Brady came forward only recently to talk about the importance of listening and learning to those impacted by these issues while supporting his teammate’s efforts:

“It’s certainly been an offseason to listen, learn, have more compassion, and more empathy for one another. Everyone should deserve the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Being in the locker room for 20 years and being around guys with every different race, religion, skin color, background, and different state. Everyone something different to the table and you embrace those things.”

He went on to say:

“They expand you in ways that you couldn’t have been expanded if you weren’t exposed all those different thing. Sports has taught me a lot of things. Being a great teammate is being supportive of one another. Being supportive of everyone and what is important to them and really listening and learning. Trying to understand and reflect on people from all different circumstances.”

This is the chance for Brady to learn more and support those aiming to create change. It really helps that he has also used his platform to put pressure on the NFL to move forward with actions toward aiding those efforts.