It’s been a very trying week in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The country got a break from non-stop coverage on COVID-19, but not in the way they had hoped after video surfaced at the beginning of the week showing Minneapolis police subduing George Floyd with a knee on his neck that caused him to lose his life.
It was a moment that has led to many cities holding protests that have turned violent and into full fledged riots.
On Saturday, Eli Apple’s mom took to Twitter and wanted to know why none of the head coaches in college football have said a word about what’s going on in America.
Soon, former ESPN analyst Jemele Hill would jump into the comments and call those coaches cowards for not speaking out on behalf of the many Black players on their team.
“Not unfair at all. Any coach that doesn’t speak on behalf of the black players right now is a coward. This was a public crime that deserves a public address.”
Cari Champion agreed as well.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.