This below post is basically most sports fans in a nutshell. They love athletes when they are in uniform and making them happy, but quickly change up when they start to speak out on real topics that hurt an entire race of people.
On Wednesday, Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons took to Twitter and posted a before and after direct message he got from a fan.
The first part was of the fan thanking him for visiting the VA hospital and making his stepdad’s entire day when he met him.
The next message was of that same fan after Simmons spoke out in support of NBA players boycotting games in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Black man who was shot several times by police in Wisconsin, is now paralyzed. Blake is currently undergoing surgery and is “struggling to sustain his life,” family attorney Benjamin Crump said Tuesday.
“The medical diagnosis right now is that he is paralyzed and because those bullets severed his spinal cord and shattered some of his vertebrae… it is going to take a miracle for Jacob Blake Jr. to ever walk again,” Crump said. “He is currently in surgery as we speak, still struggling to sustain his life and to hopefully become some resemblance of the man he once was.”