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Jermichael Finley Says Black Athletes Are ‘Roll Models’ & Should Shut Up About Politics & Play
Former NFL player Jermichael Finley played just six years in the league and has been out of the NFL since 2013, but that didn’t stop him from commenting on some current players on Monday.
Finley, who played for the Green Bay Packers, took to Twitter on Monday and stated black athletes are ‘roll models’ to kids, so they should keep their politics to themselves, shut up, and just play.
Let’s just say that this tweet did not end well for him, as people came firing from everywhere.
That’s the dumbest and silliest crap I’ve ever heard. You’re more than just a damn athlete. Be soft and a pushover if you choose to!!
— Brian Mitchell (@BMitchLiveCSN) August 14, 2017
“roll models” pic.twitter.com/K4iJH0eSsJ
— W.E.B. DaButt (@Black_Ted_Mosby) August 14, 2017
— LizzLocker (@Lizzs_Lockeroom) August 14, 2017
If you don’t use your platform to help those in need and to help a bigger cause than yourself, you don’t deserve the platform.
— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) August 14, 2017
A “roll model” should do one thing, and one thing only…
— Jacob Tutt (@JakeInWisconsin) August 14, 2017
— Terrence Tomlin (@TomlinDoesIt) August 14, 2017
All that cooning you’re doing and white ppl still don’t VALUE you for being BLACK they TOLERATE u because you ENTERTAIN them & make them $$$ pic.twitter.com/8vNpcd7B6y
— RJ Sharp (@RandallJSharp) August 14, 2017
this is embarrassing. delete it.
— Kendall Jackson (@projectjax) August 14, 2017
So just shut up An play? Man you sound like a bitter fan bro stop that shit man you was just an ACTIVE athlete man you know better!!!
— Estiban85 (@RzaRoc401) August 14, 2017
Ol Uncle Tom ass
— Chanel Turner (@isthatchanel) August 14, 2017
You’ve been traded. #racialdraft
— Brandon Thompson (@BrandonT44) August 14, 2017