Myles Garrett Speaks Out Amid George Floyd Protests With Twitter Post

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett on Twitter
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett on Twitter /

The death of George Floyd has sent shockwaves throughout America. Floyd was a 46-year-old African-American male who died in police custody when a police officer kneeled onto his neck, cutting off his ability to breathe. The murder of another unarmed black man by a police officer has sparked protests and marches in Floyd's home state of Minnesota, as well as across the entire country.

The outrage over Floyd's death has lead to a number of athletes being vocal on social media and taking to the streets to stand with protestors. One recent player to take to Twitter was Myles Garrett, defensive end for the Cleveland Browns, who provided quite a long read to situate his thoughts on the matter.

Garrett's comments are a powerful unifier for all sides of the issue, and serve as a well-worded plea for Americans to push for what many see as long overdue reform. In his post, Garrett mentions Collin Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback whose action of kneeling during the national anthem has become a watershed moment during the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Garrett is no stranger to peaceful protests against police brutality. In 2017, he joined around 20 other Cleveland Browns players in kneeling during the national anthem during an away game at the Indianapolis Colts.

Kapernick, Garrett, and many other athletes have and will continue to take part in protesting police brutality in the United States. Garrett's push to unite for change is one of the most well-worded and powerful replies to the death of George Floyd so far, and is an inspiration for hope as Americans continue to fight for their safety.