READ IT: Tiger Woods Releases Statement on George Floyd, Calls For End to Riots
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On Monday, golf legend Tiger Woods took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the death of George Floyd as well as the ongoing riots throughout the country.
“My heart goes out to George Floyd, his family, and all of us who are hurting right now,” Woods said on Twitter. “I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement. They train so diligently to understand how, when, and where to use force,” Woods said.
“This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line. I remember the LA riots and learned that education is the best path forward. We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods that we live in,” Woods added. “I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society.”
NBA star Dennis Rodman also had some things to say as he blasted rioters and looters in a video uploaded to Instagram. Rodman urged the rioters to immediately stop what they are doing. “We’re human beings, not f***ing animals," he said to the looters and rioters.
“I think that we should all understand the fact that it’s a new generation,” Rodman said while relating the current situation to the Rodney King beating from 1991. “Things started to happen, people were looting, starting fires, damaging people’s homes, businesses, stuff like that.”
“I think someone needs to come out and say, ‘Hey, guys, why are we looting? Why are we stealing? Why are we creating more issues, more problems? Let’s get to the head of what’s going on.This is a bad, bad situation,'” he added. “But the fact that you’re gonna protest, protest in the right way. You don’t have to go and burn down things, steal things, burn things and stuff like that.”
“We’v got enough issues with this COVID,” Rodman continued. “We’ve got enough issues, for this right here to happen, right now, it just adds to it. You’ve got people, big corporations closing stores because people are looting. Why? Why are we doing this, why are we hurting each other, again? Why aren’t we helping each other and holding each other’s hands and try to solve the problem?”
The NBA legend continued by pleading with the younger generation. “Do not add to it,” he said, “we have too many issues right now. We can all come together.”
“Please understand … we have to live together,” Rodman finished. “We’re human beings, we’re not f***ing animals.”
WATCH the clip below:
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