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James, Kaepernick express outrage over Floyd's death

Field Level Media
28 May 2020, 03:19 GMT+10

LeBron James joined the many athletes taking to social media to express outrage over George Floyd's death, which occurred after he was pinned down by police in Minneapolis on Monday.

"Worlds honestly sickening. It really is..... no explanation," Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said in a Twitter post.

Floyd, 46, died Monday night. Video from the cellphone of a bystander showed an officer kneeling on Floyd's neck as the man pleaded that he could not breathe.

Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie posted, "If anybody that follows me is not outraged about these senseless attacks on BLACK MEN, please stop following me! If your spirit is not disturbed, please stop following me! This inflicted Pain but it will never inflict FEAR... sorry, were not made like that! BlackMenMatter"

James posted his frustration on Instagram, referencing Colin Kaepernick, who became a flashpoint for debate when he knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice while a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

James shared a photo of the officer kneeling on Floyd's neck side-by-side with a photo of Kaepernick kneeling during the anthem and this caption: "This ... ... Is Why. Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you?? StayWoke"

The 32-year-old Kaepernick shared the split screen image on his Instagram stories.

Four Minneapolis officers involved in Floyd's arrest were fired Tuesday after video of the incident gained national attention.

--Field Level Media

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