Packers RB Josh Jacobs apologizes for misinformation about NFL safety precautions in Brazil

The NFL came out and clarified that Jacobs' statement was factually inaccurate.

Packers RB Josh Jacobs apologizes for misinformation about NFL safety precautions in Brazil

Josh Jacobs (via IMAGO)

Josh Jacobs has come out and issued an official apology for spreading misinformation about the NFL’s International Game scheduled to be held in Brazil this year. The Green Bay Packers-Philadelphia Eagles matchup set to be held in Week 1 of the season will be in Brazil.

As Josh Jacobs was addressing the Week 1 matchup to be held internationally on the Green Light with Chris Long podcast, he happened to mention that the Green Bay Packers were instructed to abstain from wearing the color green as it is a color that is associated with violent gangs.

Turns out the running back was wrong about this information and the NFL was quick to intervene and confirm that the statement made by him was factually inaccurate. Josh Jacobs was right to acknowledge his mistake.

Damn, I was misinformed. Sorry Brazil, see you soon.
Josh Jacobs said via Instagram

Josh Jacobs was confused about the restrictions on wearing the color green

The actual fact is that the International game which is scheduled to be held at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, where the home soccer team FC Corinthians has forbidden its players from wearing green because the color is the signature of its rivals, FC Palmeiras.

Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs (via IMAGO)

It is a rule that is applicable to just the soccer teams and not NFL teams that play in the stadium. It would be odd to see the Green Bay Packers, a team that has the color green in its name not wearing its signature shade of jerseys.

You know, they say that the part of Brazil we go, you can't even wear green there. They say, like, I guess it's gotta do with the gangs and stuff...we're not going to Rio. They told us, they was like, man this one of them places where they probably won't even let us leave. They probably going to have armored vehicles following around. I'm like, 'Bro, why are we out here?' 
Josh Jacobs’ original statement

It comes as no surprise that the security precautions will be tight around the NFL teams; the reason is that according to World Population Review, Brazil has the seventh-highest crime rate in the world with an alarming homicide rate of 23.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2020. Organized crime is a major concern there and gang violence is common to see.

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