The George Zimmerman case was one that polarized America. After the jury announced the verdict Saturday of “not guilty” athletes took to social media to respond.
Most notably might have been Victor Cruz’s bold prediction. Cruz tweeted: “Thoroughly confused. Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up to him.” That tweet was deleted quickly but had already been captured via screen shot.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 14, 2013
Tyrann Mathieu made a similar move tweeting: “makes you wanna scream free Aaron Hernandez” before deleting it. Roddy White
Fucking Zimmerman got away with murder today wow what kind of world do we live in — Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) July 14, 2013
All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid — Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) July 14, 2013
Wow!!! Stunned!!! Saddened as a father!!! Some1 make sense of this verdict for me right now please!!! Don’t worry I’ll wait… — THREE (@DwyaneWade) July 14, 2013
How do I explain this to my young boys???? — THREE (@DwyaneWade) July 14, 2013
WoW!!! Prayers out to the Martin family…
— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 14, 2013
Like I said before, a dogs life mean more then a human of color. — Marcus Vick (@MVFive) July 14, 2013
My people’s did 2 years over some bullshit when this dude took a human life. Y’all MF’s sick. — Marcus Vick (@MVFive) July 14, 2013
Torrey Smith who is no stranger to tragedy tweeted something more calming. Sounds almost like a response to Victor Cruz’s tweet.
Rioting isn’t going to change anything people — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) July 14, 2013
Also as mad as a lot of people are over the verdict…trying to take out Zimmerman isn’t the answer neither — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) July 14, 2013
Chad Ochocinco Johnson
Holy hard nipples in Alaska in the winter I know I didn’t just see what I think I did on my tv screen… — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 14, 2013
Zimmerman is a free man but is he really FREE… — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 14, 2013
You get jail time for dog-fighting or shooting yourself but get off after killing a teenager….doesn’t make sense to me.
— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan) July 14, 2013
WoW!!! Prayers out to the Martin family… — Chris Paul (@CP3) July 14, 2013
Wait he gets his gun back too? — Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 14, 2013
My Heart goes out to the Martin Family! Keep the Faith! #God is in control, He's the one and only Judge!
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