Morant apologizes for posting anti-police slogan on social media

Ruben Hill
June 29, 2020

If you missed it, somebody edited Morant's Memphis Grizzlies jersey so it spelled out "F**k 12". and Ja reshared it on Instagram with the caption, "nah fr tho". According to the Commercial Appeal, Morant added in a since-deleted tweet that he wanted "dat on my jersey fr".

"I want to first apologize for reposting something that didn't clearly and accurately convey what I wanted to share", Morant posted Sunday night. My post was meant to focus on the bad cops who get away with the murder of unarmed Black men and women, and those who continue to harass peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors. Morant was obviously joking around when he posted the photo, which loosely translates to "f-k the police", with the number "12" used as a common reference for the cops.

Ja Morant has issued an apology for sharing an anti-police slogan on his social media on Sunday.

I do like that he didn't back down from the face there are bad police and the good cops who let them abuse people aren't much better.

Black Lives Matter! Where's the justice for Breonna Taylor?

Morant has been active since the death of George Floyd forced a reckoning with race in the United States.

According to ESPN's The Undefeated, "the players' union and the league are collaborating to allow players to wear jerseys with personalized social justice, social cause or charity messages on the backs instead of their last names during the upcoming restart of the National Basketball Association season". Earlier this month, the star point guard requested the removal of a Confederate statue near his alma mater of Murray State.

The NBA and NBPA started this initiative as one way to address the growing concern about the NBA restart posing as a distraction from the more important social issues the nation is facing today.

The WNBA's Angel McCoughtry was advocating for the same. "This is a way to use our platform to be a helping hand during these trying times", she wrote on Instagram.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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