Kyle Rittenhouse had been charged with homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment after killing two men and wounding a third with an AR-15 rifle at a protest in the summer of 2020.
On Friday, he was acquitted of all charges. Current and former athletes from around the sports world reacted to the verdict and called out the hypocrisy of the laws in Wisconsin.
Among them included NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, who is now facing heavy backlash for what he had to say about it.
“Ha, let the boy be black and it would’ve been life…hell he would’ve had his life taken before the bullshit trial,” Wallace claimed without evidence. “Sad.”
Former San Francisco 49ers QB and social activist Colin Kaepernick argued that the country needs to abolish the current system in order to stop what he views as “terroristic acts” of white supremacy.
Here’s how social media reacted to Wallace’s tweet:
The then 17-year-old Rittenhouse shot two men to death and wounded another in Kenosha, Wis. last summer during anti-police brutality protests in the wake of Jacob Blake being shot multiple times in the back by police and left paralyzed.