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Chicago Bears wear 1936 throwback uniforms from segregation past

Chicago Bears throwback uniforms

The Chicago Bears may have been unrecognizable to many fans watching them against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. That’s because they were wearing 1936 throwback jerseys that were worn during a period of segregation in the NFL.

Members of the Bears’ social justice committee recorded this video that was released on Tuesday talking about the jerseys and the league’s segregated past. Bears quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Chase Daniel, defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, linebacker Danny Trevathan, and tight end Trey Burton were the five players who appeared in the video, along with team chairman George McCaskey.

The players said they were excited to be the first black players to wear the uniforms.

The NFL did not allow black players from 1935-1946.

The uniforms received mixed remarks on social media based solely on the aesthetics.

Here’s some of the negative feedback:

There was some positive feedback:

What do you think of the uniforms and the team’s decision to wear them?

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