The San Francisco 49ers have become the first NFL team to record a video condemning anti-gay violence and bullying.
San Francisco defenders Donte Whitner, Ahmad Brooks, Isaac Sopoaga and Ricky Jean Francois appear in the spot as part of the "It Gets Better" campaign, which began in 2010 in response to a string of suicides by students bullied over their sexual orientation, The Sacramento Bee reported.
The franchise was encouraged to take part in the campaign by one of its fans, Sean Chapin, who collected 16,000-plus signatures on Change.org asking the 49ers to join the effort. This comes on the heels of the San Francisco Giants becoming the first team in baseball to record an "It Gets Better" video.
In the spot, Brooks tells kids, "Something you should never experience is being bullied, intimidated or pressured into being someone or something you are not."
The 49ers have uploaded the video on Facebook and YouTube.
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