WWE issues statement on racial injustice and the tragic death of George Floyd. The promotion had remained quiet on the issue for several hours.
The United States of America is currently plagued by the heavy stench of racial inequality in the country. The unfortunate death of George Floyd, has seen several people speak on the issue; some of whom have offered their condolences and others, who have shot themselves in the foot.
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The WWE remained quiet on the issue for more than half a day. However, they finally broke their silence and acknowledged the situation and addressed the current events in the United States through their social media.
WWE issues statement on racial injustice and the tragic death of George Floyd
The statement read:
“WWE supports an inclusive society and condemns racial injustice. We stand beside our Black performers, employees and fans around the world, and encourage everyone to use their voice to speak out against racism. We offer our sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd and the families of countless others who have lost their lives due to senseless violence.”
— WWE (@WWE) June 2, 2020
On May 25, four officers from the Minneapolis Police Department approached George Floyd in his car while responding to an alleged forgery in progress. The officers removed Floyd from the vehicle and placed him face down on the ground.
In a video of their encounter, which has gone viral since, officer Derek Chauvin can be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes despite Floyd repeatedly saying that he was struggling to breathe.
He eventually died at a local hospital and Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The three other officers have not been charged but remain under investigation.
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