US athletes have reacted with disbelief and anger after watching the ‘disgraceful’ scenes unfold at the US Capitol building, which left a nation and the world in shock.
A violent mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday (US TIME), forcing Congress to lock down as it prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
At least one person was shot and died during the riot.
Many US athletes, including NBA star Stephen Curry, pointed out the hypocrisy from Trump after the president’s rhetoric in a tweet back in July over the social and racial injustice protests across America.
NFL star Robert Griffin III said the ‘difference in the treatment’ between white and black Americans was in full display for the world to see with many of the Trump supporters storming the Capitol building going unpunished.
This point was echoed by NBA star Isiah Thomas and Kevin Love.
There is literally a tweet for everything. Cat got your tongue today huh? https://t.co/yKd8dgm2wn
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 6, 2021
The difference in the treatment between races in America is on full display
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 6, 2021
embarrassed but not surprised
disgusted but not surprised
sad but not surprised
angry but not surprised
speechless but not surprised
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) January 7, 2021
Black people get pulled over and don’t make it out alive. We can’t sleep in our own beds without being killed. We can’t jog without being killed. We can’t walk down the street with our hoodies up without being killed but they can do this??? https://t.co/j59OMKw4LO
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 6, 2021
Same people that didn’t want us kneeling...nvm. 🤦🏾♂️
— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) January 6, 2021
Now I am watching guys break windows in the Capitol and break into the building. EVERYONE needs to stand united against this. Now they said a woman was shot in the chest on Capitol grounds. STOP THIS NOW!
— Stan Van Gundy (@realStanVG) January 6, 2021
WOW.. SPEECHLESS.! U THINK IF THE BLACKLIVES MATTER MOVEMENT GOT THIS FAR IT WOULD STILL BE NO INJURIES OR DEATH.!? 🤔 https://t.co/GRiSzUQ5NC
— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) January 6, 2021
Our heads woulda been blown off already.... This is crazy
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) January 6, 2021
An absolute disgrace what’s happening at the US Capitol right now. And a blatant example of inequity in how law enforcement chooses to deal with those involved. 🗑🗑🗑
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 6, 2021
with Yahoo Sport US
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