Athletes and coaches from all over the sports world are weighing in on the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed. It is hard not to considering this is at the forefront of our society at the moment.
New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso took part in the "blackouttuesday" trend on Instagram in which users post a black background to share support for those protesting against police brutality. His post was simple in nature, but naturally he received criticism in his replies. One user commented with "All Lives Matter" and Alonso went off.
The phrase "All Lives Matter" continues to show up all over social media and Alonso rightfully questions why the "Black Lives Matter" movement gets people worked up enough to have to respond in that way.
Alonso joins other prominent athletes in taking on those in the comments section who can't seem to grasp what "Black Lives Matters" stands for. Kudos to the 25-year-old for using his platform for good and for taking on hate and ignorance at the same time.