As if that should be controversial.
NFL star Richard Sherman voiced his opinion on the recent tensions between the police and black community, stating that ‘all lives matter’.
The Seattle Seahawks cornerback told the sports and culture blog The Undefeated this week that senseless killing is an “unfortunate” tragedy, whether the victims are black men gunned down by police or officers ambushed by twisted vigilantes.
“It’s frustrating on both sides, because you understand that police officers have a duty and a job,” Sherman said. “They sacrifice a lot to protect and serve. And I understand that some don’t do it the right way. I also understand that people shouldn’t get killed just because of the color of their skin.” […]
“I stand by what I said that All Lives Matter and that we are human beings,” the three-time All-Pro player said. “I want African-Americans and everybody else treated decently. I want them treated like human beings. And I also want the police treated like human beings. I don’t want police officers just getting knocked off in the street who haven’t done anything wrong.”