The Redskins honored an extraordinary fallen leader today by lowering the flag at Redskins Park to half-staff.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) crusaded against Apartheid, endured 27 years as a political prisoner and united the people of South Africa as the nation’s first black president.
Mandela recognized the unifying power of sports. He was an amateur boxer, a champion of the South African team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup and an integral proponent of bringing the 2010 FIFA World Cup to his country.
After the news of his death broke yesterday, Washington’s players paid homage to Mandela.
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