The Las Vegas Raiders sent an all-time stupid tweet Tuesday night following the conviction of Derek Chauvin.
Chauvin was convicted on two different murder charges and a manslaughter charge late Tuesday afternoon for the killing of George Floyd. Floyd died in Minnesota following Chauvin placing a knee on his neck. (RELATED: Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of Murder In Death Of George Floyd)
BREAKING: The jury finds former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd: 2nd degree intentional murder, 3rd degree murder, and 2nd degree manslaughter pic.twitter.com/FW5XDAZwob
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 20, 2021
Seeing as how the Raiders are an NFL team, you probably safely assumed the organization wouldn’t say much. Well, you’d be very wrong.
The Raiders tweeted “I Can Breathe” with the graphic tagged with today’s date. Look at the absurd tweet below.
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) April 20, 2021
Not only did the Raiders send this wild tweet, but the team pinned it to the top of their Twitter account. They think it’s awesome!
As of this moment, it’s been quote tweeted nearly 15,000 times, and the reactions aren’t pleasant at all.
I’ve seen a lot of bad tweets on this app but this might be first-ballot Hall of Fame worthy https://t.co/ejyfrxZynf
— Daniel Oyefusi (@DanielOyefusi) April 20, 2021
How the hell does a tweet like this get typed out and sent? Nobody thought about stepping in and putting the phone down?
Here’s some free advice, if you find yourself tweeting about breathing in the aftermath of a man who had a knee on his neck, just stop.
How everybody looking at the Raiders “I Can Breathe” tweet pic.twitter.com/bFDjkSRFYK
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) April 20, 2021
There’s literally no excuse for this. None at all. Absolutely embarrassing for the Raiders.