Y’all knew it was coming. After NFL and NBA players stood united against the stooge in the White House, one of the Black players in the NHL decided to raise his fist during the national anthem and is now receiving death threats for the “controversial” gesture.
According to ESPN, J.T. Brown of the Tampa Bay Lightning said on Sunday that after he raised his fist during the national anthem on Saturday night, the death threats came rolling in on Twitter.
Even though he stood for the anthem Brown enraged some of those “good ol boys” on the far right who feel any demonstration of Black unity is an insult to the flag and the soldiers that fought for that very right to peacefully protest as we see fit.
The Tampa Bay Lightning forward decided to take to Twitter to explain that he’s not disrespecting the flag but taking a stand against the issue of police brutality that everyone seems to want to ignore.
In his lengthy statement, Brown reminded everyone that his protest “is not and has never been about the military or disrespecting the flag. It is about police brutality, racial injustice, and inequality in this country.”
And that’s what it’s always been about, but Cheeto Jesus and his klan would have you believe otherwise.
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