NFL legend and Heisman trophy winner Herschel Walker slammed the radical Black Lives Matter movement on Monday, saying instead that he’s for ‘American lives matter.’
As The Washington Examiner reports:
“Why does a player need to decide who he is for?” Walker asked Fox News’s Laura Ingraham about professional athletes kneeling for the national anthem in support of Black Lives Matter during an appearance on her show Monday night “What BLM are you supporting? … The organization is not something that speaks for a lot of people.”
“I’m for ‘American Lives Matter’ because I’m an American.”
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— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 2, 2020
“I saw a bunch of people holding a BLM sign burning the Holy Bible, burning the flag of the United States of America, and also burning a cross,” he said in the post. “And I started thinking, NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB — is this the people you’re supporting right now? Is it the movement? Is it the organization? Because I don’t think that’s right.”
“We cannot continue to sweep stuff underneath the rug because sooner or later we’re going to stumble. People, are we being fooled?” Walker continued.
Walker has been a consistent and vocal critic of the radical movement since violent riots began breaking out in cities across the country in May.