EA Sports Delays ‘Madden NFL 21’ Announcement Amid Ongoing Protests

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“Madden NFL” players will have to wait for their first look at the latest installment of the video game franchise.

EA Sports on Sunday announced it will not be releasing a “Madden NFL 21” preview Monday, June 1 as originally planned. The decision was made in wake George Floyd’s death, which has prompted ongoing protests across the United States. Floyd died last week following an encounter with now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes.

Here is the official statement from EA Sports:

Baltimore Ravens quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson will grace the cover of “Madden NFL 21,” which is expected to be released later this summer.

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