Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star Herschel Walker questioned the Black Lives Matter movement multiple times Monday, saying that “American Lives Matter” would be a more meaningful movement.
“Why does a player need to decide who he is for?” Walker asked Fox News’s Laura Ingraham about professional athletes kneeling for the national anthem in support of Black Lives Matter during an appearance on her show Monday night “What BLM are you supporting? … The organization is not something that speaks for a lot of people.”
“I’m for ‘American Lives Matter’ because I’m an American.”
Walker also posted a video on social media that same night urging America to “wake up.”
“America wake up…if we love our Country, let’s speak up, stand up and protect it!
America wake up…if we love our Country, let's speak up, stand up and protect it!🇺🇸 #arewebeingplayed @espn @FoxNews @CNN @ESPNNBA @NFL @JudgeJeanine @WNBA @HARRISFAULKNER pic.twitter.com/rkZkZLEdP2
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 2, 2020
“I saw a bunch of people holding a BLM sign burning the Holy Bible, burning the flag of the United States of America, and also burning a cross,” he said in the post. “And I started thinking, NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB — is this the people you’re supporting right now? Is it the movement? Is it the organization? Because I don’t think that’s right.”
“We cannot continue to sweep stuff underneath the rug because sooner or later we’re going to stumble. People, are we being fooled?” Walker continued.
Walker has been a consistent critic of Black Lives Matter joining several other prominent black voices, including Marcellus Wiley, Jason Whitlock, Carol Swain, and Niger Innis, who have spoken out against the group’s messaging and Marxist ties.
“I was watching some kids, African American and Caucasian kids, playing the other day, and I started thinking about their future,” Walker said last month. “And then, I listened to a BLM protester who was speaking for the black people, and I said, ‘Wait a minute. He don’t speak for me. He don’t speak for a lot of other people that I know.'”
“Why is these companies giving money to these groups — for what?” Walker said of businesses contributing financially to Black Lives Matter. “Where’s my freedom? Where’s my freedom that I don’t want to tear down statues. … I want to do it the right way.”
Author: Andrew Mark Miller
Source: Washington Examiner: Herschel Walker: ‘I’m for American Lives Matter because I’m an American’