“Many people who give their opinions on kneeling or on the hiring of minorities do not seem to have an opinion on the recent murders of these young men and women, african-americans,” Flowers said in an interview with ESPN.com.
“I think that many of them say in a low voice that George Floyd, asking for help is one of the most terrible things they have seen, but that is said between them, where no one can hear you. Spread that opinion is clearly not important enough”, continued. “I was leading a group of young men that have the potential to have a real impact in this world. My message to them and to anyone else who wants to listen to is that honesty, transparency and empathy contribute greatly to bringing people together and making changes. I hope that the tragedies of the last few weeks to open our hearts and our minds to a better way of communicating and, with luck, create that change.”
The killing of Floyd has generated a surge of violence in Minneapolis, which the town had to be declared in a state of emergency before the riots.
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In both the police who abused authority in the “detention” of Floyd was arrested and charged with murder, other athletes have expressed to repudiate the facts.
“This … is why do you Understand NOW !!??!!??. ¿Or you still have misty?”, published LeBron James, the current player of the los Angeles Lakers, and winning two titles with the Miami Heat.
LeBron posted a picture of 2014 in which he wore a shirt that said “I can’t breathe” after the death of Eric Garner, another unarmed man at the hands of police in New York that year.
The athletes have raised their voice regardless of their offspring. The front Alex Moragan, the third baseman of the Houston Astros Alex Bregman and the basqebolista Stephen Curry also repudiate what happened with Floyd.
“Disgusted beyond words,” said Morgan. As Bregman added: “we’re Not going to be free until we are free”; while Curry “If this image does not bother you and you get angry, then I do not know (idk)”.