Former Green Bay Packer got checked by his estranged wife for “cooning”, says Black Sports Online.
The 30 year old ex-NFL player Jermichael Finley spoke on Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the National Anthem as a form of silent protest against the current racial climate.
Jermichael says Black players protesting against racism during NFL games are selfish attention-seekers. Watch below:
Jermichael’s estranged wife, who’s biracial, blasted Jermichael on Twitter, saying as the mother of their biracial children, she shocked that Jermichael would speak against men who are standing up for people like him:
“This serves as a reminder @jermichaelf88 in case you have forgotten; you are black. The athletes (foremost people) you are telling to sit down (or stand) and shut up are the very men that are protesting for your safety and equality in a country that has nearly revoked that right based on your skin color.
As a biracial mother of 4 black boys, that have been left to be raised by a single mother, I have deep and desperate gratitude for those that use their platform to fight for our community’s justice, safety, & equality. Your social media comments are absurd & offensive not only to me but to a nation that is crippled with hate. Don’t attempt to silence men that are brave enough to be a voice to those that have had their cries muffled.
Don’t be so pathetically thirsty for attention that you choose to devalue another man’s motives. Don’t choose to be so insulting and imply professional athletes have no place in changing the world. Most importantly, don’t forget to look in the mirror and see that you too are black and have an obligation to derail racism as best you can for yourself and others.
If you don’t want to be part of the resolution to the racial inequalities in this country that’s on you, but for the sake of our 4 sons, don’t be part of the problem. I pray you will reevaluate your stance.”
Despite previously tweeting his thoughts against Black protestors, after the backlash from his wife, he tweeted a different tune:
I’ve taken my own advice & reached out to someone, so I can educate myself on how to contribute to solving racial injustices in America.
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) August 16, 2017
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) August 18, 2017