The quarterback of the Seahawks of Seattle. Russell Wilson, admitted that he was a victim of racism after conquering the Super Bowl XLVIII, when they defeated 43-8 Denver Broncos.
Upon the death of George Floyd, Wilson He raised his voice to speak out against the crimes and violence exerted in the name of racism, which has affected the African-American community and his family for quite some time.
The pin of the Seahawks revealed that, in 2014, while on California, had an altercation with a white-skinned man, who commented that the Super bowl it was not for him, referring to his skin tone.
“We had just won the Super Bowl and a white-skinned man yelled at me ‘that’s not for you’, At first I thought it was a joke, but he really wasn’t playing. It really affected me, because we were on the west coast, a place with a lot of diversity, “confessed the 31-year-old quarterback.
After responding to that man, Wilson He admitted that these statements made him feel bad in the following days, since he still could not believe what had happened in the 21st century.
“My father taught me not to lash out at people, because afterwards it becomes difficult to handle. So I said, ‘Excuse me, sir, but I don’t appreciate you talking to me like that.’ The subject left, but it made me very sad, “he added.
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After the death of George Floyd, the pin of the Seahawks He believes that several root changes must be made in the police departments, government, and throughout society to achieve true transformation and end racism.
“Not all police officers are bad, but the reality is that I think there should be a process, regarding background checks and personnel control, not just when they are going to be hired. I think there is so much that we must change, ”he said.