Remember Larry Johnson, who used to play running back in the NFL, most notably for the Kansas City Chiefs? Yeah, delete that guy out of your brain, because he is no longer that person any longer.
Johnson has been criticized for posts on his Twitter account including Holocaust denial, support of Hitler, and anti-Semitic tropes. He frequently tweets conspiracy theories about celebrity deaths, including the death of Kobe Bryant, which he claimed that LeBron James made a “blood sacrifice” to kill Bryant in exchange for the Los Angeles Lakers winning the 2020 NBA Finals.
He was back at it again this week after the horrific mass shooting by suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa who opened fire at a King Soopers grocery store in Colorado, killing 10 people, including a Boulder police officer.
Johnson tweeted out that the government has winter soldiers that cause the chaos in order for them to revise gun laws.
“The FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months before he killed 50 people at Pulse Nightclub.
They tell you straight up, they Winter Soldier these shooters to bring about revised Gun Laws; Even fake wars have casualties.”
Johnson is referring to the hit movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is described like so:
“Programmed to be a Soviet assassin for Department X—under the code name the “Winter Soldier”, he is sent on covert network missions and becomes increasingly ruthless and efficient as he kills in the name of the state. While a Soviet agent, he also has a brief relationship with the Black Widow. The Winter Soldier is kept in a cryogenic stasis when not on missions, and as a result has aged only a few years to a young adult since the closing days of World War II.
In 1968, the Winter Soldier was sent to kill Professor Zhang Chin, whom he had met over 20 years earlier. He was thwarted by an intangible being called the Man with No Face, though he was able to escape. On assignment in the United States in the 1970s, he suffers a breakdown and goes missing for days after assassinating his target. The Winter Soldier also aided in Wolverine’s escape from the Weapon X laboratory and later murdered Itsu, Wolverine’s wife, seemingly killing their unborn son Daken, who survived the attack after being cut from his mother’s womb.”
Here’s how social media reacted: