Athletes react to the death of George Floyd
The killing of George Floyd has caused anger and pain for many people around the world with athletes using their social media platforms to express their feelings.
The death of George Floyd has caused riots and protests across the United States with many after the video of the officer putting his knee on Floyd’s neck that eventually caused his death was seen by millions. As thousands protest in the streets, athletes are using their social media to express their feelings.
The former 49ers quarterback became the symbol of racial struggle who put his principles before his career in the NFL. His last game was in 2016 when he kneeled during the United States anthem prior to a game in protest against police violence against black citizens.
Kaepernick wrote on Twitter the following: “When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back! Rest in Power George Floyd.”
When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 28, 2020
The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.
We have the right to fight back!
Rest in Power George Floyd
The NBA superstar added his voice to the protest and posted a picture of Kaepernick kneeling down in 2016 alongside the picture of the police officer killing Floyd. “Do you understand now?!?!?!?! Or is it still blurred to you? #StayWoke,” he wrote.
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The former NBA player published a video expressing his feelings about the death of George Floyd. Jackson said he was sad for how the officer applied pressure to Floyd and how he didn’t care about the repercussions. He is demanding justice.
The Golden State Warriors player said that George Floyd had a family and he didn’t deserve to die. Curry posted a picture of the police officer kneeling on Floyd as he was screaming that he couldn’t breath.
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GEORGE FLOYD If this image doesn’t disturb you and piss you off, then idk. I’ve seen a lot of people speak up and try to articulate how fed up and angry they are. All good and well but it’s the same same same reality we live in. George Floyd. George Floyd. George has a family. George didn’t deserve to die. George pleaded for help and was just straight up ignored, which speaks loud and clear that his black life didn’t matter. George was murdered. George wasn’t human to that cop that slowly and purposefully took his life away. #georgefloyd
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback joined the protest and published a story on his instagram page demanding justice for the death of George Floyd.
The World Cup winner with France used his Twitter account to demand justice for George Floyd.
One of the best defensive players in the NFL also published a video expressing his feelings about the death of Floyd. “I’ve seen the video and I think it’s disgusting...I don’t understand how that situation can’t be remedied in a way that doesn’t end in his death…”
VIDEO: @JJWatt on the death of #GeorgeFloyd— Ari Alexander (@KPRC2Ari) May 27, 2020
“I’ve seen the video and I think it’s disgusting...I don’t understand how that situation can’t be remedied in a way that doesn’t end in his death...” pic.twitter.com/jOGGYQFdcJ
The USMNT footballer wore a brace on his right arm demanding justice for George Floyd during the Bundesliga game between Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen.
Weston McKennie with a "Justice for George" armband pic.twitter.com/qAXlAXJHF1— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 30, 2020
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