A retired NFL player is planning to use social media to draw attention to the issues that plague the game, the league announced Thursday.
The tweet, which is not yet public, will use a combination of emoji, graphics, and graphics from other social media sites to help illustrate the ongoing crisis facing professional football.
“The NFL has seen its fair share of tragedy in its history, and we all have a responsibility to speak up and bring awareness to issues we all care deeply about,” the player’s agent, Mike McCartney, said in a statement.
“We are honored that this message will help raise awareness of the problems facing professional sports and how we all can help create a better future.”
McCartney added that the tweet is a way for players and fans to come together and show support for each other.
“We’ve had some amazing moments over the years, but this is a special one,” he said.
“I hope this inspires others to keep speaking up and doing the right thing.”
McCarthons agent did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In January, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was sentenced to 30 months in prison for lying to investigators about a DUI conviction in 2016.
He later apologized to the public and his teammates.