Low-information football star says something stupid? Imagine our shock.
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White had some harsh words for the jury who reached the verdict.
“All them [sic] jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid,” he said through his official Twitter account Saturday night.
He also said that Zimmerman “got away with murder” and rhetorically wondered “what kind of world do we live in?”
The backlash he received because of his tirade caused him to follow up just over a half hour later – but not with an apology.
“It’s crazy how people on [T]witter want me to get in trouble for a tweet that they are retweeting because they want something to happen,” he said, according to For the Win.
If only a tenth of the outrage was directed toward the incompetent prosecution. Meanwhile, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants also shoved his foot in his mouth.
“My tweet last night was my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter. I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize, that’s why I deleted it,” Cruz said a Twitter statement today. “I believe conversation not confrontation leads to change and progress.”
The NFL must be thrilled with these clowns.