Raiders Owner Mark Davis Provides Statement About Tone Deaf Tweet After George Floyd Trial, Refuses To Delete (TWEET)
The Las Vegas Raiders are public enemy No. 1 on social media today after the team tweeted out a tone deaf message after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.
The tweet sent by the team’s official account on Tuesday said “I CAN BREATHE 4-20-21.” Floyd told officers “I can’t breathe” more than 20 times before he was killed when Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck last May.
About an hour later, Raiders owner Mark Davis took full responsibility for the tweet and stated that he would not delete it.
Chauvin was convicted on all three counts — second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter — for the killing of George Floyd in 2020.