We done lost another one y’all. Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman is down with team All Lives Matter, and went as far as saying that the Black Lives Matter is hypocritical.
Yeah, the same man who quickly pointed out the racist usage of the not veiled code word “thug,” isn’t with Black Lives Matter per se in an interview with The Undefeated.
What is your opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement?
It’s hard to formulate an opinion and generalize because they have several different messages. Some of them are peaceful and understandable and some of them are very radical and hard to support. Any time you see people who are saying, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and then saying it’s time to kill police, then it is difficult to stand behind that logic. They are generalizing police just like they are asking police not to generalize us. It is very hypocritical. So, in that respect, I find it difficult to fully support that movement.
I stand by what I said that All Lives Matter and that we are human beings. And speaking to police, I want African-Americans and everybody else treated decently. I want them treated like human beings. And I also want the police treated like human beings. I don’t want police officers just getting knocked off in the street who haven’t done anything wrong.
Those are innocent lives.
Yes, no one should want innocent lives taken. But no, Richard, the Black Lives Matter movement has NEVER condoned the murder of police.
Clearly Sherman has taken the media spin of right wing outlets quick to link the nefarious actions of some nefarious protesters and falsely aligning them with the BLM movement as gospel.
That’s just not the case. Someone point Richard Sherman to BlackLivesMatter.com and tell him to hang out for while.
Peep the full interview right here.
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