The bold and brash star cornerback of the Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman, has never been one to worry about saying things that are controversial or politically incorrect, and this time he’s gone where few black athletes have gone before, saying in essence that all lives matter, not just black ones. When a Democrat presidential candidate recently uttered the words “white lives matter” and “all lives matter” in addition to “black lives matter,” he got booed off the stage. Something tells me Sherman could care less what critics feel about what he has to say.
After a supposed social media post statement was falsely attributed to Sherman, a post that was nowhere to be found, yet was originally reported as written by him, Sherman corrected the record and spoke out in-depth on the divisive #BlackLivesMatter hate group.
“I don’t think anytime is a time to call for an outright war against police or any race of people,” Sherman said at a press conference on Wednesday. “As a black man, I do understand that black lives matter — I do. I stand for that, I believe in that wholeheartedly. But I also think there’s a way to go about things, and there’s a way to do things. And I think that the issue at hand needs to be addressed internally before we move on,” Sherman said.
Richard Sherman, who grew up in the poor and crime-ridden area of Compton, California, but went on to attend Stanford University, graduating with honors, said he knew firsthand what it’s like to live in “the hood,” going on to tell the tragic story of his best friend being killed by another black man, and there was no police officer involved.
“I didn’t hear anybody shout ‘black lives matter’ then,” Sherman explained. “I think that’s the point we need to get to, is that we need to deal with our own internal issues before we move forward, start pointing fingers, and start attacking other people. We need to solidify ourselves as people and deal with our issues,” the outspoken Sherman contended.
“I think as long as we have black-on-black crime — one black man killing another — if black lives matter, then they should matter all the time.”
“That’s somebody’s son. That’s somebody’s brother, so you should always keep that in mind,” Sherman urged, going on to say that there are great cops out there doing the right thing, but also some bad cops, a problem that should be addressed.
“I think the ignorance should stop. People should realize that, at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Before black, white, Asian, Polynesian, Latino, we’re humans. So, it’s up to us.”
Hilariously, a white leftist “reporter” with The Huffington Post went on an incomprehensible rant, taking exception to Sherman talking about black-on-black crime, arguing that the “concept of black-on-black crime doesn’t actually exist, or something.
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Hey, Matt Ferner of Huffpo, did you grow up in Compton like Richard Sherman did? Did you have your best friend murdered? No? Then, shut the hell up.
WATCH BELOW via the Tacoma News Tribune: