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NFL says Vikings-Panthers game still on for Sunday in Charlotte despite nearby violence

NFL says Vikings-Panthers game still on for Sunday in Charlotte despite nearby violence

The NFL sent out a statement Thursday saying that Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers is still scheduled to be played at Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte, N.C., even though a state of emergency has been declared in the city following two nights of violent protests.

The league said it would continue to monitor the situation.

“We are planning to play the game as scheduled on Sunday,” the NFL stated. “We are monitoring events in Charlotte and have been in communication with local officials and...

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