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Nick Saban, Alabama players speak out: “All lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.”

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Coach and players promote a message of unity as they get ready to work.

Mississippi v Alabama Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

We are living through a historic shift in attitude surrounding race relations in this country. As many take to social media to denounce racial injustice, the Alabama football team felt compelled to join the chorus and speak as one, promoting unity and concluding that “all lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.” Alex Leatherwood is credited with the writing and several players participated, with Dylan Moses, Mac Jones and Devonta Smith taking leading roles. Nick Saban features prominently as well. The entire production is a bit over two minutes and fantastically done.

Saban commits to players and their families that he will help develop them as young men first and players second, and this group of upperclassmen appears to be mature and confident enough to conquer anything the world offers. Fans should be extremely proud of their leadership. The sky is the limit in 2020, folks.

Roll Tide.