The sports world reacted swiftly this week after George Floyd died in police custody on Monday in Minneapolis. The video of his arrest and death was widely shared on social media, garnering reactions from across the sports world.
Yahoo Sports’ senior NFL writers, Terez Paylor and Charles Robinson, talked about Floyd’s death and the continued racism that African-Americans face in this country. Watch the full clip from the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast above.
On Friday, Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck leading to his death, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. The arrest and charges come after three days of protests in Minneapolis that included setting a police station on fire.
Here’s how the sports world responded to the events in Minneapolis this week.
In fighting for liberation there‘s always retaliation. We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis paid for by @yourrightscamp
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— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 29, 2020
Stephen Jackson with just about the most powerful words I’ve ever heard pic.twitter.com/7guc6O4T6W
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) May 29, 2020
Looting shouldn’t warrant being shot at! This is not okay! Black Americans pay our hard earned money in taxes to be protected by the police and the national guard! Not to be shot at or killed! Enough is enough. Arrest people and let the courts fail us, but please stop killing us https://t.co/qGTSBAvCWK
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) May 27, 2020
The black community needs our help. They have been unheard for far too long. Open your ears, listen, and speak. This isn’t politics. This is human rights.
— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) May 29, 2020
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