Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. Receives Backlash From Other NBA Players After Asking People To Pray For Police Officers Involved in George Floyd’s Death
On Tuesday video surfaced of a police officer in Minnesota pinning down George Floyd to the ground with his knee in an incident that sparked street protests and a federal investigation.
Four police officers at the scene were fired and Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey is calling for charges to be filed against the officer who pinned Floyd down in the video.
“What I can say with certainty, based on what I saw, is that … the officer who had his knee on the neck of George Floyd should be charged
Minneapolis Mayor Frey calls on Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to charge the arresting officer in death of George Floyd.
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) May 27, 2020
On Wednesday, Nuggers guard Michael Porter Jr. went on Twitter and asked people to pray for the police officers involved in Floyd’s death.
As much as you pray for George family, gotta also pray for the police officer(s) who were involved in this evil. As hard as it is, pray for them instead of hate them…Pray that God changes their hearts.
— Michael Porter Jr (@MPJr) May 27, 2020
Porter immediately received backlash from fans and other NBA players for his tweet.
this doesn’t bother me at all, but the young man is learning a hard lesson — your preacher can tell his flock to forgive, but people, right or wrong, don’t wanna hear it from michael porter, jr.
i’m not christian, so i guess this is to be discussed among yourselves. https://t.co/wpqxPK7X1r
— bomani (@bomani_jones) May 27, 2020
Until God changes their hearts, I want to change their address: From freedom to a long stay in prison. https://t.co/qYLcHkkRkZ
— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) May 27, 2020
Hell nawl https://t.co/Vg3E5BdYUB
— Mike Scott (@mikescott) May 27, 2020
Somebody talk to their rook please 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/S6Ex1IYmwJ
— Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) May 27, 2020
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) May 27, 2020
Man go sit yo young Privileged ass down. . Either u with us or against us. @MPJr not now bruh fuk dat. Rest Easy Twin I don’t have a prob with u Youngin ain’t no time for that. Easy to say that nobody dying close to u. Pick a side.