The NFL Will Hold A Moment Of Silence Before Every Game This Week After The Terrorist Attacks In Israel

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If you’re like most people, you’re horrified by the pictures and videos coming out of the Middle East right now, following this past weekend’s terrorist attack by Hamas on a music festival in Israel.

Thousands have already been killed, including at least 27 Americans, and that death toll is surely going to climb to horrific numbers as Israel launches a counterattack on the Palestinian group in Gaza.

And back here at home, political tensions surrounding the conflict are only going to climb as the US aligns itself with Israel, angering many who support Palestine.

I don’t claim to be an expert in Middle Eastern foreign affairs, but to sum it up: It’s a mess, and it’s only going to get worse.

Well as our hearts break for the senseless loss of life, the NFL has announced that it will hold a moment of silence before every game this weekend, starting tonight when the Broncos take on the Chiefs, in honor of those who were killed in the terrorist attacks.

Of course many pointed out that this comes after the NFL reportedly claimed to want politics out of the sport, although honoring innocent civilians who were killed at a music festival doesn’t really seem all that political to me…

And some people mocked the NFL for their seemingly-empty gestures, like writing “End Racism” in the endzones.

But then again, some people are just happy that the NFL will finally be talking about something other than Taylor Swift. And I think that’s a cause we can all get behind.

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A beer bottle on a dock