Russell Wilson: "I have a heavy heart now," says Seattle Seahawks midfielder

Russell Wilson: “I have a heavy heart now,” says Seattle Seahawks midfielder

Instead of talking about the NFL with reporters on Wednesday, Wilson insisted on talking about racism in America and how Colin Cabernick He was “trying to do the right thing” through his protests.

Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after being arrested by a police officer, who had tied him to the ground kneeling on his neck for several minutes.

The police were called in after a store owner thought Floyd used a false bill to pay.

The accident has It sparked protests across the United States and around the world. All four former police officers involved in the murder of Floyd were charged.

“The truth is that, as a black person, people are killed on the street, people are dropped, and an understanding is not the case for every other race,” Wilson, who led the Seattle Seahawks to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII told reporters.

“It is particularly so for the black community. I think of my wife’s son, I think of my daughter, I think of our new baby on the way. It is amazing to see these things happening directly in front of our faces.

“So, I have a heavy heart now. I don’t have all the right answers or anything.”

Wilson revealed an incident when he faced bias while at a restaurant in California after winning the 2014 Super Bowl.

“I was in a place where I had breakfast,” said Wilson. “I was in the queue and everything told me and the elderly white master,” this is not for you. “

And I said, “Huh?” Sorry? “I thought he was joking at first. My back kinda appeared. I just got out of the Super Bowl and everything else, so if someone talks to me this way, you’re thinking of [a different] Conditions and how people talk to you.

“At that moment, I really went back to my baby and didn’t put my hand in my pocket and that experience. That was a heavy moment for me there. I was like, man, this is still really real, and I’m on the West Coast. This is real now.”

Wilson also spoke of the former San Francisco 49ers midfielder Colin Cabernick Who started protesting the police brutality in 2016, by knee during the national anthem before the NFL games. Kaepernick has been canceled by a team since 2017.

Wilson said: “The truth is that Cullen was trying to symbolize the 400-year repression that occurred in America.”

“The truth is that what Colin was trying to do was he was trying to do the right thing, trying to stand metaphorically, for what was going on for America … The truth is that we all need help, we all need to find our own ways of how we love and how we will make a difference.

“Everyone might do it differently. I don’t know what everyone else will do and how they will do it, but it invites people to understand what is really going on.”

Memorial services will be held in honor of Floyd in Minnesota, Texas and North Carolina over the next five days, and the Minneapolis service will take place on Thursday.

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