Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been facing major backlash for posting a link on Twitter to an antisemitic film last month. He declined to apologize or say that he held no antisemitic beliefs for up to a week, which ultimately forced the Nets hand to suspend him indefinitely.
He would then apologize for his actions.
Not many athletes have come out to take his side, except for a former one that played in a different sport.
Baltimore Ravens legend Ed Reed revealed on Sunday morning that he’s standing with Irving.
“These boys making business decisions, not worried about the people! I STAND WITH #KyrieIrving we are Harmed everyday! Stop acting as if BLACK folk are not treated worst than any. All the attn (apologies) PROVES it #CarryOn,” Reed tweeted.
It has been reported that Irving must apologize for his social media posts linking to the movie and book, and must meet with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and local Jewish leaders, as well as with Nets owner Joe Tsai.
On Saturday night, The Athletic added that Irving must make a $500,000 donation to anti-hate causes, and also undergo training to understand anti-Semitism.
Irving, a seven-time NBA All-Star, has been with the Nets since 2019. He won a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.
While in Baltimore, Reed earned nine Pro Bowl berths and was named All-Pro six times. He was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Baltimore reached three AFC Championship Games during Reed’s tenure and in 2012 he helped the Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII.
Reed ended his NFL career with 643 total tackles, 64 interceptions, seven interception returns for touchdowns, six sacks, 13 fumble recoveries and 139 passes defensed.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.