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NFL legend Marcus Allen doesn’t want to just be celebrated in February

The Raiders great explains his pet peeve

Marcus Allen doesn’t like Black History Month.

At an event co-hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famer and media personality Shannon Sharpe at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, Allen explained his gripe with February to rolling out.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

See, I’m like Morgan Freeman on this one, man.

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To have our history relegated to a month is not, you know … our history is much too rich and much too pervasive to see relegated to a month. That’s my point of that. So, we’ve got to go on to something else.

Well, you’re forever intertwined with the game of football. What does the game mean to you?

I grew up wanting to play this game. I grew up wanting to be one of the greatest players that ever played. I know that it provides guys with an opportunity to do many special things, not only for themselves but for the people in their lives and stuff like that. It’s a fascinating game that requires a lot. It’s very demanding mentally, demanding physically and it takes its toll on you. It’s a game that’s very rewarding, as well. I think what you get out of it is what you put into it.

If you really focus on it, if you’re really dedicated to it, it can take care of you for the rest of your life. And that’s what’s really important.

Well, Marcus, thank you so much for stopping by rolling out. We want to give you your flowers and celebrate you having Black history every month.

There we go! That’s right! My pleasure.

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