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NFL Responds to Concerning Gang Rumors Surrounding Packers-Eagles Week 1 Opener


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June 9, 2024  (2:06)
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NFL Clarifies Safety for Brazil Game

The NFL has addressed concerns about player safety for the upcoming Packers-Eagles game in Brazil, dismissing rumors as unfounded.
In a historic first, the Philadelphia Eagles will face the Green Bay Packers in South America, launching their 2024 season at Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, Brazil, on September 6. The matchup features the former NFC champions hosting the up-and-coming contenders in a highly anticipated game.
Packers' new running back, Josh Jacobs, recently spoke on the ‘Green Light with Chris Long' podcast, sharing his apprehensions about the match. He mentioned that the NFL had advised players against wearing green due to its association with local gangs.
Jacobs also revealed that players were instructed not to leave their hotels unless escorted by armored vehicles. However, the NFL has countered these statements. League spokesperson Michael Signora communicated to Jeff Neiburg of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the claims about armored vehicles were incorrect and emphasized that fans would be wearing the teams' green colors without issue.
The initial speculation that teams might avoid green uniforms was clarified; the color green is used by Palmeiras, Corinthians' arch-rivals, which is a consideration unrelated to gang affiliations.
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