Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman held a press conference Wednesday to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Earlier in the week, an individual claiming to be Sherman posted a lengthy blog comment on a black supremacy blog, calling the site’s author a “woman-abusing racist loudmouth,” who is, “keeping and making the black race look bad.” (RELATED: ‘Richard Sherman’ Shreds Black Supremacist Who Used His Image To Promote Killing ‘KKKrakas’)
In the press conference, Sherman told reporters that he had not written the comment and, “as a black man, [he does] understand that black lives matter,” but that the movement needs to be wary about how it operates.
SHERMAN: I don’t think any time’s a time to call out for an all-out war against police or any race of people. I thought that was an ignorant statement … There’s a way to go about things, and there’s a way to do things. And I think the issue at hand needs to be addressed internally … the point we need to get to is that we need to deal with our own internal issues before we move forward and start pointing fingers and start attacking other people. We need to solidify ourselves as people and deal with our issues, because I think as long as we have black-on-black crime and, you know, one black man killing another. If black lives matter, then it should matter all the time. You should never let somebody get killed — that’s somebody’s son, that’s somebody’s brother, that’s somebody’s friend. So you should always keep that in mind.
[h/t: Bleacher Report]