The problem … people feel it’s very tone deaf because Floyd told officers, “I can’t breathe” more than 20 times while being forcefully detained by Chauvin, who at the time was a member of the Minneapolis Police Department.
On top of that … while the verdict is a step in the right direction, there’s clearly so much work to be done.
The reaction to the Raiders’ social media post has been overwhelmingly negative … with THOUSANDS of responses piling in on Twitter.
NBA guard Isaiah Thomas voiced his displeasure … saying, “Y’all can’t be serious.”
NFL receiver Torrey Smith added … “Folks get paid to avoid stupid stuff like this smh delete this @Raiders”
Emmanuel Acho — “I keep double checking to see if the @Raiders verified account actually tweeted this.”
The tweet is still up as of 5 PM PT … but given the backlash, that could change.
Geo quick facts: Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County – Wikipedia.