Well this was a disappointing reaction from one of our favorite players, both on and off the field.
As reported by Deadspin, Sherman was recently asked about ‘Black Lives Matter’. While he said he agreed with the fundamental premise, he went on to discuss ‘Black on Black crime’ and why Black lives should matter to us.
Of course this is a derailment that we’ll all heard before. And apart from Sherman’s teammate, Michael Bennet publicly disagreeing with him as the Deadspin article discusses, ESPN’s Michael Smith also called him out perfectly on the matter. Smith pointed out the fallacy that is ‘Black on Black” crime and how, instead, crime is simply a matter of proximity. As statistics have shown, White people commit crimes within White communities, yet no one ever talks about ‘White on White crime.’
See the video below:
Talk about church!
We hope Sherman has learned from the incident because truly Black lives matter, and we don’t need to apologize for saying it in any context.