Maia Chaka Becomes First Black Female NFL Official!
Health and PE teacher in the Virginia Beach City Public School, Maria Chaka is the latest trailblazing woman in the NFL. Continue on…
We welcome Maia Chaka to the 2021 roster of game officials!
— NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) March 5, 2021
CelebnSports247.com reports on Friday Maia Chaka was added to the NFL roster of game officials for the 2021 season, becoming the first Black woman in league history to be named to the NFL’s officiating staff.
This is great news for women and for the black community. Another historic moment.
Maia Chaka said in a statement:
I am honored to be selected as an NFL official. But this moment is bigger than a personal accomplishment. It is an accomplishment for all women, my community, and my culture.
Troy Vincent, Sr., NFL executive vice president of football operations, said:
Maia’s years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance — including as part of the NFL Officiating Development Program — have earned her a position as an NFL official. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, Maia is a trailblazer as the first Black female official and inspires us toward normalizing women on the football field.
One NFL fan made a valid point stating:
This very monumental but why did it take this long to have a woman of color as a ref?
— estaban (@estaban86) March 5, 2021