It’s the latest stumble from a big brand trying to weigh in on social justice issues
The Las Vegas Raiders drew viral criticism online Tuesday over a tweet they posted shortly after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges brought against him in the death of George Floyd. I can breathe,” an image the NFL team posted to Twitter read, along with Tuesday’s date, hours after a verdict was reached in the weeks-long trial earlier in the day.
The Las Vegas Raiders got angry backlash for a tweet the team sent after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. The tweet sent by the team's official account on Tuesday said “I CAN BREATHE 4-20-21.” Floyd told officers “I can’t breathe” more than 20 times before he was killed when Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck last May.