Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has made comments before on Black Lives Matter, and the movement doesn’t appreciate his statements.
In an interview with The Undefeated, Sherman shocked Black Lives Matter supporters when he admitted he couldn’t give the movement his full support.
It’s hard to formulate an opinion and generalize because they have several different messages. Some of them are peaceful and understandable and some of them are very radical and hard to support. Any time you see people who are saying, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and then saying it’s time to kill police, then it is difficult to stand behind that logic. They are generalizing police just like they are asking police not to generalize us. It is very hypocritical. So, in that respect, I find it difficult to fully support that movement.
Sherman said he was supportive of both African Americans and cops and called for fair treatment of all.
I stand by what I said that All Lives Matter and that we are human beings. And speaking to police, I want African-Americans and everybody else treated decently. I want them treated like human beings. And I also want the police treated like human beings. I don’t want police officers just getting knocked off in the street who haven’t done anything wrong.
Finally, a celebrity making sense on this issue.