A violent mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, forcing Congress to lock down as it prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. At least one person was shot and died during the riot.
As video of the riot emerged, athletes — many of whom spoke out against racial and social injustice in 2020 — condemned the violent behavior of the mob.
Many criticized Trump for inciting the riot. Others — like Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers — questioned how the situation would have been handled if a group of Black individuals attempted to storm the Capitol.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry echoed that sentiment, pointing out the rhetoric Trump used against those protesting racial and social injustice in July.
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