So instead of taking questions, Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman decided use his platform to talk about a more pressing issue. He isn’t taking questions as a form of protest against the terrible shootings by the police.
“I’m not going to answer any questions today, and it’s no offense to you guys, but I think the state of things in the world today is very interesting,” Sherman said.”I think you have players that are trying to take a stand and trying to be aware of social issues and try to make a stand and increase peoples’ awareness and put a spotlight on it, and they’re being ignored. Whether they’re taking a knee or whether they’re locking arms, they’re trying to bring people together and unite them for a cause. I think the last couple days, a couple more guys have gotten shot and killed in the middle of the street. More videos have come out of guys getting killed, and I think people are still missing the point. The reason these guys are kneeling, the reason we’re locking arms is to bring people together, to make people aware that this is not right. It’s not right for people to get killed in the street.”
The recent events have been terrible, and if you can’t see that there needs to be change then you may have to look in the mirror because you may be apart of the problem. Sherman continued
“I do a lot of community service. I go out there and try to help kids and try to encourage them to be better and to aspire to more. And when you tell a kid, ‘When you’re dealing with police, just put your hands up and comply with everything,’ and there’s still a chance of them getting shot and no repercussions for anyone, that’s an unfortunate time to be living. That’s an unfortunate place to be in. There’s not a lot you can tell a kid. There’s not a lot you can try to inspire, say to inspire a person. When you say, ‘Hey, we need black fathers to be in the community to stay there for your kids,’ but they’re getting killed in the street for nothing, for putting their hands on their cars. And I think that’s the unfortunate part. That’s the unfortunate place that we’re living in. And something needs to be done.”
Sherman is a great guy. Even with all his antics he’s a very intelligent guy. He uses his platform to try and help the voiceless. I have the utmost respect for him, and we need more guys like him. Still Go Pats there going 16-0 nobody can stop them.