The African American Community & subsequently the National Football League have reacted to the death of Chadwick Boseman. Athletes in American professional sports have remembered this iconic actor, who represented the African American community in notable films like the “Black Panther” and “42”. This includes several players in the National Football League.
Revelations that Chadwick Boseman had died were given by a media representative on his Twitter account. The representative evoked that the famous actor had passed from Stage IV Colon Cancer, which Boseman had battled for four years since 2016. Nobody had known for the four years that this iconic actor was battling life-threatening cancer. An entire community now mourns the loss of Chadwick Boseman, who died at 42 Years of Age.
Russel Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks stated “Wakanda Forever” twenty-two minutes after the announcement broke out. Minor sentiments from other footballers were made by Ryan Grant, Chris Harris, Geno Smith, CJ Spiller, and Cameron Jordan. These statements were more in recognition of Chadwick Boseman’s passing and not sentiments of sadness.
True Sentiments of Sadness
Lance Briggs, Matt Forte, Anthony Adams, and Gerald McCoy were the footballers who made notable condolences towards the death of Chadwick Boseman. Lance Briggs would evoke that Boseman was an extremely talented individual that had his whole life before home and taken far too soon.
The death of Boseman affected Matt Forte, with the footballer noting that life is a fleeting shadow that can disappear at any time. He’d mention how a thousand years isn’t anything on the map of history, and that from here on in he’ll use his efforts towards positively influencing others. Most supports of Matt Forte were surprised to see the footballer get so emotional of Boseman’s death.
Anthony Adams mentioned how there is so much going on every day in our world, that it’s draining his emotions. However, Adams promised to pray for his future & also pray for Chadwick Boseman’s son, who just lost his father. Then Gerald McCoy evoked that he was smiling shortly after learning about the Boseman’s passing & mentioned how proud he felt towards this man for providing the world with iconic movies with battling stage four cancer, that most wouldn’t have the conviction. Boseman’s legacy will live on in the African American community for years to come.