J.T. Brown Says He’s Received Racist Remarks & Death Threats Following His Protest
Just one day after becoming the first NHL player to stage any type of protest during the playing of the National Anthem, Lightning forward J.T. Brown revealed Sunday that he has already been receiving racists remarks and death threats.
Brown started out his post with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., and then he transitioned to a lengthy discussion regarding what this protest is about, who it’s not about, and how people have been reacting to him since he raised his fist during the anthem 24 hours ago.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
-Martin Luther King Jr. pic.twitter.com/Ql2vEFwl5E
— Jt brownov (@JTBrown23) October 8, 2017
Here they are, but bigger:
One look at his mentions and you’ll see the upstanding citizens of this country who do not like the fact that he is raising a fist for equality:
You a bitch, Protest in a different way, Protest by not going to practice Protest not doing something other then disrespecting the flag
— Mt.SinaiAnimalClinic (@MtSinaiAnimal) October 8, 2017
Get that son of a bitch off the ice, he’s fired.
— Daniel buhagiar (@Danielbuhagiar6) October 8, 2017
@JTBrown23 you self centered son of a bitch. F u! You piece of shit
— Rich Cleminson (@RichCleminson) October 8, 2017
— Bill Mac (@BMac_75) October 8, 2017
— Richard Robin (@RichardRobin6) October 8, 2017
@JTBrown23 You fucking idiot. You suck at hockey. Just trying to make a name for yourself Raise your head when someone takes it off
— C Dub W (@REALCJW) October 8, 2017
— AJ (@alufkin21) October 8, 2017