Last week, we reported that the release trailer, which would have given gamers a first look at Madden 21, was expected to drop on June 1. That, however, won’t happened as originally scheduled.
Madden 21 First Look Delayed
Earlier this week, Minnesota native George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, died in police custody after an officer put his knee on the 46-year old’s neck. The incident led to widespread outrage, and protests ensued across the nation.
Additionally, many individuals in the sports world, ranging from players, team and leagues, have spoken out against the events that took place earlier this week. Many athletes, including former NBA player Stephen Jackson (who was a friend of Floyd), Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, Buccaneers QB Tom Brady, and Sharks forwards Evander Kane and Logan Couture, spoke out against what happened to Floyd. NBA players Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon both attended a protest in Atlanta on Saturday to fight against racial injustice. In addition, the Toronto Raptors and NFL offices put out public statements condemning racism and expressed condolences to the Floyd Family.
The Madden team has also responded to the incident, stating that they stand with the African-American community of players, colleagues and partners. The team stated on Twitter, “Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against the unjust treatment and systematic bias that is plaguing the nation and our world.”
The Madden team also stated that due to the circumstances, the trailer for Madden 21 that was scheduled to be released on June 1 will be delayed. You can read the full statement below:
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— Madden NFL 20 (@EAMaddenNFL) May 31, 2020