Skip to comments.‘The Terroristic Acts Of A White Supremacist’: Sports World Reacts to Rittenhouse Verdict
Posted on 11/20/2021 7:34:24 AM PST by rktman
Current and former professional athletes slammed Friday's not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial as evidence of a racist America and criminal justice system.
The charges against Rittenhouse were first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. The trial, which lasted several weeks and finished with closing arguments on Monday, resulted in the jury on Friday finding Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts after three days of deliberations.
Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, said the result of the trial shows the need for "our current system" to be abolished while referring to Rittenhouse as a "white supremacist."
"We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist," Kaepernick tweeted Friday following the verdict. "This only further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed."
Meanwhile, NFL free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III appeared to compare Rittenhouse's self-defense case to that of a man convicted of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Oklahoma businessman Paul Howell during a carjacking in 1999.
"Kyle Rittennhouse [sic] can kill without a sliver of doubt & walk free but Julius Jones is in jail for life without the chance for parole after being on death row for 20 years with all types of doubt in his case," Griffin said Friday in a tweet. "What is Justice? God help us."
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I’d rather be hated by the Woke than be the sort of person they like.
Who cares what that racist has to say ???
Their accountants and lawyers?
This case is a blatant display of the ugly rabid racism at the heart of the current US Democrat party
As if I needed another reason to turn off professional sports in my home.
Of course, the patriotic, America-loving FReepers will continue to regale us with their “We Worship Football and All Things NFL threads.”
I am so sick of the white supremacy narrative. Western civilization would not exist without white people. Western civilization is better than any previous attempt at civilization, so yeah, whites are supreme. Get over it.
And now we know where the stereotype of the “Dumb Jock” comes from. So many of them ARE morons.
anytime kapernut’s name is mentioned it should be proceeded by “failed former nfl qb”....
Ok, let’s replace the current system with one where if you are charged, then you are automatically and immediately taken out, like Judge Dread. Be lack, white, no difference and treated 100 percent the same. NO Parole. No forgiveness.
Do any of these imbeciles know that no black man was injured in the making of these videos?
Not happenin’ at our place. Probably 3+ years since we saw any. Including college sports since they “woke”. Olympics? Probably 12-15 years.
Well, crapinyourknickers did weigh in.
Hmmmm. Perhaps “drop kick guy” hurt his ankle?
This isn’t a case about race. This is a case about Democratic Party privilege. Those individuals believe they have a privilege to burn, loot, and murder, and people don’t have the right to defend themselves. Jury said otherwise.
The last people that I want to be lectured by are ignorant athletes.
Many people in the sports world are stupid and ignorant.
Another person who needs to be made to defend these defamatory comments under oath in court.
And none watched one minute of the actual trial.
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