A number of athletes have publicly spoken out condemning the loss of life of George Floyd however for Minnesota Vikings star Kirk Cousins, his help for the folks of Minneapolis resonates on a extra private degree.
The veteran quarterback took to Instagram on Friday to voice his help for a neighborhood he’s been in a position to name residence for the previous two seasons.
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“My coronary heart breaks for our metropolis, however particularly for my African American brothers and sisters, who I do know really feel this on a degree I can’t presumably perceive,” he wrote within the submit.
“Please know I’m with you. I damage with and for you. WE should do higher. WE have to be higher. Might God pour out His mercy and beauty such that we’re higher,” he wrote.
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Cousins spent the majority of his profession with the Washington Redskins however in 2018, he signed a three-year $84 million contract with the Vikings. He signed a two-year $66 million contract extension in March.
Exterior of Minnesota, different athletes have publicly spoken about Floyd’s loss of life whereas in police custody after a video appeared to point out one officer with a knee on his neck as he screamed for assist and that he was having bother respiratory.
Cincinnati Bengals’ rookie Joe Burrow tweeted Friday that the black neighborhood is hurting.
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“The black neighborhood wants our assist. They’ve been unheard for a lot too lengthy. Open your ears, pay attention, and communicate. This isn’t politics. That is human rights,” he wrote.
Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.