Former New York Yankees star CC Sabathia was personally affected when he saw Derek Chauvin kill George Floyd by digging his knee into his neck for nine minutes, and his Instagram activity shows just what he thinks of interracial relations in the United States given the week of protesting.
Sabathia took to Instagram to post an illustration that compared Chauvin leaning on Floyd's neck to lynchings in the early 20th century.
Sabathia is lamenting the fact that while there have been massive strides in the right direction, the fact that officers like Chauvin can still behave as he did in 2020 shows that major changes need to be made in the fabric of American police departments.
The Yankees put out an unofficial declaration of support for those fighting for justice after posting a quote from Nelson Mandela about how racism is taught, not inherited.
Sabathia's chilling Instagram activity shows just how harrowing the Chauvin incident, which is unfortunately still not uncommon in 2020, can be. Sabathia has never been one to keep his mouth shut, especially over racial injustice, so this won't be the last we hear from him on this matter.