The Las Vegas Raiders Get Crushed Over Insensitive, Tone-Deaf Tweet Following Derek Chauvin Verdict

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Whenever there’s a serious cultural moment in the news you can always count on at least one corporate brand to majorly screw things up.

On Tuesday afternoon, former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter after a jury found him guilty for his role in George Floyd’s death.

Several sports teams and leagues, including the NBA and the NFL, released thoughtful statements to reflect on the Chauvin verdict.

Unfortunately, the Las Vegas Raiders thought it was appropriate to tweet out “I Can Breathe” in big bold with letters with the date and the team logo, which they later pinned to the top of their Twitter page.

Update: Raiders owner Mark Davis spoke to the media where he admits that the tweet came from him and was inspired by George Floyd’s brother.

The post is obviously insensitive to Floyd, who was seen on video yelling”I can’t breathe” over 20 times before eventually succumbing to his death while being restrained by police officers.

Update: The former social media manager for the Raiders believes the tweet came from team owner Mark Davis.

The tweet is still currently up an hour after it was posted despite pleas from fans for them to delete it.