AFRICANGLOBE – Before the Cleveland Browns took on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Andrew Hawkins and at least one other Browns player came out for warmups and then for pregame introductions wearing T-shirts that read, “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford.”
John Crawford was shot and killed by police in August while holding an air gun in a Wal-Mart. Rice, a 12-year-old boy, was shot and killed by a Cleveland Police officer while playing with a toy gun.
Soon after, the president of the Cleveland Police Union issued a statement, expressing that he feels the Cleveland Police Department is owed an apology for the T-shirts because of all that they do for the Browns.
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This comes on the heels of a wave of athlete activism in the past few weeks, from the St. Louis Rams, who were also petitioned for an apology, Derrick Rose wearing an ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirt, followed by members of the Brooklyn Nets, LeBron James and other Cleveland Cavaliers players, as well as Kobe Bryant and the entire Los Angeles Lakers team.
By: Micah Peters