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Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr rip NFL's statement on social justice

The Vikings are also taking suggestions to help solve the issue.
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Vikings linebackers Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr ripped the NFL in a series of tweets on Tuesday criticizing the league for their stance on the issue of social justice in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the NFL said that it would use its platform "in communities and as part of the fabric of American society" and "address these systemic issues together with our players, clubs, and partners."

On Tuesday, the Viking linebackers issued their response, sending out a string of four tweets saying the NFL has said nothing to address the problem and needs to do more.

Kendricks and Barr, who serve on the team's social justice committee, also revealed that they're working on addressing the issue as a team while also taking suggestions from fans.

But they still want more answers on what the NFL itself is doing to tackle systemic racism in the wake of Floyd's death.

As for the Vikings' efforts, ESPN's Courtney Cronin reported that Kyle Rudolph and a handful of other players are organizing a team food drive next week to help those affected by the riots that damaged or destroyed dozens of businesses, including grocery stores, in the Twin Cities.

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