The National Football League (NFL) and Carolina Panthers officials met Thursday to discuss whether to move Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings due to the protests in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“We are in contact with government officials, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the NFL. We are continuing to monitor events as we prepare for Sunday’s home game,” Panthers President Danny Morrison said in a statement:
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 22, 2016
The NFL also released a statement saying that they are “planning to play the game as scheduled””
Our statement on Vikings-Panthers game on Sunday pic.twitter.com/LvH59fyAJf
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) September 22, 2016
The Panthers are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The meeting comes after protests due to the shooting death of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott by police turned violent Tuesday and Wednesday.