Sports figures react on social media to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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SportsPulse: New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty has always been a vocal member of Player’s Coalition on social issues. He shared his perspective on George Floyd’s death to Mackenzie Salmon.

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George Floyd’s death after a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, as shown in a video that was posted online, has reignited the conversation around racism, police brutality and unequal treatment by law enforcement in the United States. 

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested Friday, and is facing third-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Floyd, who was 46 years old. All four officers involved in Monday’s incident were fired Tuesday.

This painful moment has led to protests around the country, most notably in Minneapolis.

Many figures in the sports world also have weighed in on the situation in Minnesota and the discussion that continues around racial inequality. Here’s what current and former athletes, coaches and others involved with sports have posted to social media:

Brian Flores

The Miami Dolphins released a statement by their head coach, who wrote in part, “My message to them and anyone…

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