Herschel Walker Slams Pro Sports for Supporting Black Lives Matter: They Burn Bibles!
NFL legend weighs in on leagues throwing full support behind radical-left BLM
NFL legend Herschel Walker has slammed pro sports leagues for throwing their unquestioning support behind the radical-left Black Lives Matter group.
Heisman Trophy winner Walker blasted the leagues, saying he's seen leftist BLM protesters burning Bibles, crosses, and American flags.
On Sunday, upset by the scenes he witnessed in Portland, Walker called out professional sports for backing the Black Lives Matter movement, asserting: “I don’t think that’s right.”
Walker took to Twitter, explained that he had felt compelled to speak out after watching rioters in Portland holding a Black Lives Matter sign while burning copies of the Bible.
"For the first time in a long time, I stopped in the middle of my workout because last night I saw something that really, really disturbed me," Walker said in a video he posted on Twitter.
SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO
"I saw a bunch of people holding a BLM sign burning the Holy Bible," Walker explained.
"Burning the flag of the United States of America, also burning a cross.
"And I started thinking that NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB: is this the people you’re supporting right now?
"Is it the movement? Is it the organization?
"Because I don’t think that’s right," he declared.
“Maybe, Washington: we cannot continue to sweep stuff underneath the rug, ’cause sooner or later we’re gonna stumble,” he continued.
“People, are we being fooled?”
America wake up...if we love our Country, let's speak up, stand up and protect it!🇺🇸 #arewebeingplayed @espn @FoxNews @CNN @ESPNNBA @NFL @JudgeJeanine @WNBA @HARRISFAULKNER pic.twitter.com/rkZkZLEdP2— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 2, 2020
Despite claims that Antifa protesters had calmed down after an apparent deal struck between the State of Oregon and federal law enforcement, rioters went on a burning spree this weekend in which no American flag or Bible was safe, accoridng to Breitbart.
Left-wing activists bring a stack of Bibles to burn in front of the federal courthouse in Portland. https://t.co/lYWY0x8n8P— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 1, 2020
During an appearance on Fox News this weekend with Jeanine Pirro, Walker used a football analogy to illustrate the absurdity of defunding the police.
"You have so many people today afraid to speak out because of what they’ll be labeled as," he explained.
"I’ve been labeled as so many names; people have called me so many names.
"We’re fighting for America right now. We’re fighting for America.
"Do not be afraid to speak out for what is right.
"What is right is — we don’t defund the police. Let’s be real.
"If you want to win a Super Bowl, you don’t take money away from your team; what you do is go out and pay players more money to get a better team … you put more money in; you don’t take money out.”
Walker, who played on a USFL team owned by Donald Trump, has been one of his former employer’s biggest supporters.
He has also played an active role in helping Georgia Governor Brian Kemp during his campaign against Stacey Abrams in 2018.
Walker was an early supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
"There’s no doubt I’d be willing to help,” Walker told TMZ Sports in November 2016 in reference to potentially working with his administration.
"I want this country to continue being the best country in the world.
"I’m tired of people taking advantage of this country.
"I’m tired of people not realizing this is the best country in the world.”
When he saw protests around the country after Trump was elected, Walker said, "It’s sad right now to see protesting going on because this was an election, which is something that is wonderful about this country.
"We have a chance to pick out a leader and at that time go with him.”