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49ers’ Richard Sherman: ‘Basic fairness and justice is all that has been asked for’

May 31, 2020 at 12:31 PM--


Several athletes have stepped forward on social media to share their thoughts on social injustice, the most recent of which has prompted protests and even violence across the country following the heinous way George Floyd recently lost his life.

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is the latest to voice his opinion on the matter and did so via Twitter on Sunday.

Below are a series of tweets posted by Sherman, which are definitely worth a read.


49ers CEO Jed York on Saturday pledged $1 million to local and national organizations who are "creating change."

"Before we are able to realize impactful change," wrote York via a statement, "we must first have the courage and compassion as human beings to come together and acknowledge the problem: black men, women, children and other oppressed minorities continue to be systemically discriminated against."

While the overall reaction to York's statement and pledge has been overwhelmingly positive, including praise from former 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith, former Niners safety Eric Reid was critical of the announcement, pointing to his past experience with the team CEO as the reasoning.

The 49ers in 2016 donated $1 million to two organizations — the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation — in an effort to "address various social inequities."





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