Richard Sherman appears to be taking strides to move away from the All Lives Matter approach and realize that there’s an issue with race and police force in America. Sherman used his time at a NFL presser to address the shooting deaths of Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott at the hands of police, calling into clear view the stance Colin Kaepernick has taken.
NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk transcribed Sherman’s entire statement during a presser for his Seattle Seahawks team’s contest against the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday. Instead of fielding questions, Sherman launched into speaking on the police-related slayings and the climate of the country.
From Pro Football Talk:
I think the state of things in the world today is very interesting. I think you have players that are trying to take a stand and trying to be aware of social issue and try to make a stand an increase people’s awareness and put a spotlight on it and they’re being ignored. Whether they’re taking a knee or whether they’re locking arms, they’re trying to bring people together and unite them for a cause. I think the last couple days a couple more guys have gotten shot and killed in the middle of the street. More videos have come out of guys getting killed, and I think people are still missing the point. The reason these guys are kneeling, the reason we’re locking arms is to bring people together to make people aware that this is not right. It’s not right for people to get killed in the street.
Read the entire statement and story by following this link. Richard Sherman’s statement can also be viewed in the clip below.
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