The sports world reacts when Derek Chauvin is found guilty of George Floyd’s death
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday of all charges related to the May 2020 death of George Floyd.
Six white, four black and two multi-racial judges found Chauvin guilty of involuntary manslaughter, third-degree murder and second-degree murder after deliberating for 10 hours in two days. Chauvin, 45, is serving a maximum sentence of 40 years for a second-degree manslaughter, a 25-year third-degree murder sentence and a 10-year second-degree murder.
The video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, creating a nationwide ask for justice in the death of the latter. The same thing happened with the sports world. Floyd’s death also affected him a flood of demonstrations and marches calling for an end to systemic racism and racial injustice.
Here are some reactions from the sports world when Chauvin was found guilty:
Justice and accountability! Things I would never see. There is so much more work to be done, but it is amazing that this country is starting to work for the reform it NEEDS!
– Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) April 20, 2021
Dusty Baker of Derek Chauvin said he is guilty of all charges: “It’s never a time to celebrate when someone is killed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Floyd family. Maybe that will help us heal and stop the violence.” pic.twitter.com/Eg9yAt8MAU
– Mark Berman (@ MarkBermanFox26) April 20, 2021
Because we are talking about justice and responsibility. We need to bring together athletes, community leaders, church leaders and anyone who cares and put an end to this. We can’t go crazy when a policeman kills a black man here when we kill each other and our children. pic.twitter.com/b5Z6i2MNCr
– Matt Forte (@ MattForte22) April 20, 2021
“We are happy that justice has been done. Your heart goes out to the Floyd family, you can’t do anything to get him back. Of course, there is no place in society for racism or arrogance. We need to do better. Country, we need to do better.” – Tom Thibodeau pic.twitter.com/sdTJp9iGFU
– Knicks videos (@sny_knicks) April 20, 2021
Twitter continues to discuss semantics. I don’t care what you say- GEORGE FLOYD KILLED. Derek Chavin should be in jail. Both of these things are true in this case.
– Find the champions (@CariChampion) April 20, 2021
George Floyd was killed.
– Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 20, 2021