‘I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry’! Michael Jordan speaks on George Floyd’s death

‘I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry’! Michael Jordan speaks on George Floyd’s death


NBA legend Michael Jordan has expressed his sadness and anger over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died last week after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry. I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough,” he said.


The Chicago Bulls legend called for restraint and empathy amid clashes between protesters and police following Floyd’s death.


“We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality. We need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability,” he added.


Jordan, 57, invited everyone to stand shoulder to shoulder in order to become part of the solution.


“Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change. Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all.”


He also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of George Floyd.


“My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice,” he added.


The ex-Bulls player won six NBA titles throughout 15 seasons.


Jordan also earned the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award five times.

Related Posts
Nollywood Actress Ufuoma McDermott Opens Up On How She Almost Lost Her Son At Childbirth
Nollywood Actress Ufuoma McDermott Opens Up O...

During the week, popular Nollywood actress, Ufuoma McDermott, celebrated her birthday and she received lovely messages and accolades from...

Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members
Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso nam...

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of...

Seun Kuti Explains Why He Didn’t Perform At The Grammys
Seun Kuti Explains Why He Didn’t Perform At...

Nigerian Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has explained why he didn’t perform at yesterday’s Grammy awards, also apologizing to his...

Write A Comments