The Raiders received a lot of backlash after the team sent out a very insensitive tweet after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.
The team’s official account tweeted “I CAN BREATHE 4-20-21.”
Raiders owner Mark Davis said he heard Floyd’s brother make the statement that “we can all breathe again” and thought the message would be a good response from the team.
“I thought that said a lot,” Davis told the AP. “It said a lot about everything. I thought it was something where we could all breathe again. Justice was served. We still have a lot of work to do on social justice and police brutality. But today, justice was served.”
Despite drawing harsh criticism for the tweet, Davis said he would not take the tweet down.
“It was taken negatively by 99% of the people,” Davis said. “That happens. That’s part of social media.”
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