Former Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher, never one to shy away from expressing his opinions, has decided to weigh in on current issues such as police brutality and NBA players’ responses to the latest police excessive force event.
Some commentary here from Brian Urlacher, who is part of a group hoping to buy the Mets, which is led by Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod. pic.twitter.com/dGDiqiUrOD
What this tone-deaf moron seems to miss is that these protests are the result of systemic racism that has been in place long before this dude-bro former linebacker was even thought of. Furthermore, not that it’s even relevant anyway, Favre’s father passed away the day prior to his historic Monday Night Football performance.
Also, Blake’s reaching for a knife is just something made up and spread among conservatives on social media to rationalize another attempted murder of a black man by police. This is the same police force that allowed a portly incel with a rifle walk away from a scene in which he murdered two people.
Urlacher seems to take issue with NBA teams boycotting playoff games and saw it as an opportunity to announce to the world that he is on the wrong side of the issue.
The Chicago Bears went as far as to distance themselves from his remark:
The social media posts in no way reflect the values or opinions of the Chicago Bears organization
Matt Forte also tweeted his own response:
Acknowledge racism and injustice but instead choose to place their energy into justifying it by quickly judging the victims life as if they themselves are more valuable because their sins are different or weren’t caught by man… but God sees all
The best part about Urlacher’s comments are that he is showing all of us, including his former teammates, his true colors. Racists like Urlacher are more comfortable than a long time to come out and express their views. Fortunately, history will not be kind to them.
Across the NBA, WNBA, MLS, and MLB, these were the games postponed in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake:
NBA: Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks (Game 5 — first round)
NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets (Game 5 — first round)
NBA: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Game 5 — first round)
WNBA: Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream
WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx
WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury
WNBA: Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever
WNBA: Dallas Wings vs. New York Liberty
WNBA: Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm
MLB: Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers
MLB: Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres
MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants
MLS: Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami
MLS: FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids
MLS: Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles FC
MLS: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers
MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders