Broncos star Miller, coach Fangio help lead protest march in Denver

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Denver Broncos players and coaches helped lead a protest on Saturday following the death of George Floyd.

There have been nationwide protests in the United States after Floyd – an African-American man – died in police custody in Minneapolis last week.

Broncos star Von Miller was involved in the march through downtown Denver during a 'Black Lives Matter' protest – the Super Bowl champion and MVP joined by the likes of team-mates Kareem Jackson and Drew Lock.

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"The time is always right to do what's right," Miller said. "Once we have awareness, we gotta come up out of oblivion. ... We've got to use our moral compass to make decisions on what's right. Black, white -- it doesn't matter.

"... I'm proud of these guys. I'm proud of Denver. I'm proud of the state of Colorado. We've got to keep this going."

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, as well as president and chief executive Joe Ellis and vice-president of strategic initiatives Brittany Bowlen were also in attendance.

Fangio issued an apology following backlash during the week after saying he did not believe racism and discrimination were prevalent in the NFL. 

Broncos linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu addressed the crowd on Saturday and said: "We're out here as players ... to be an agent of change with policy and really taking part in the way this country works.

"And that's the only way we're going to fix things -- is if we use our voices to speak out on policies and things that are not allowing our people to be successful to have a chance in life. We can't keep putting a Band-Aid on an old wound."

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