**UPDATE: Richard Sherman has denied writing the post that is referenced in this article. However, during a lengthy interview on the topic, he expressed agreement with virtually every view expressed in the statement. According to Sporting News, so close were Sherman's views to the views in the post that even his own friends were convinced he wrote it.
The post also mirrored sentiments he expressed in an article for S.I.’s Monday Morning Quarterback.
There is quite the conflict starting to brew right now between the racist, pro-victim mentality “Black Lives Matters” movement and black people who have shirked the victim mentality and achieved things in their lives. Specifically, black athletes. Last week we had the story of Ray Lewis who called on BLM to drop the “B” and change it to “lives matter.” Now, Lewis is joined by “The Legion of Boom.”
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman unloaded on BLM leader “King Noble” for including a picture of him and a Seahawk teammate in a racist post advocating the murder of white people:
Sherman, who somehow became aware of the use of his image for the purposes of bringing about a race war, went on Noble’s website and let him know in no uncertain terms that he wasn’t exactly okay with this:
**WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**
“I did not believe this when I heard about it. I watched your videos. I started a life in the ghetto..I banged like a fool till I woke up. I was not suppressed by any man or woman, white or black.
I worked myself up from Compton High School to a scholarship at Standford University and I did it myself. I take pride in what I have accomplished both as a black man, and an athlete. I could have stayed in LA and banged and used drugs and thought that it was all the white man’s fault. But that would be a lie. We are who we want to be, that is what is great about America. We are all born with the same chances in life..white or black…YOU choose to be a woman-abusing racist loudmouth. I would love to debate you on national TV. And if you condone senseless black shootings of whites and police officers, you better make that a debate on Springer, so I can bitchslap your ignorant ass!
You are what is keeping and making the black race look bad. Wake up fool. Do not glorify this half a man, he has worked for nothing. He chose to keep himself where he is, not the white people. It is time to take responsibility for your own actions, and not act like a stinking fool. Kids and young black men and women look at this site, and believe that they are abused. That is a bold-faced lie. It is out of the mouths of cheap thugs like you that are hurting our young and taking away the chances they have to make themselves a productive part of society. Brothers and sisters: the only slavery in America now is the one you put yourself into. Rise up like Doctor King as taught us, and be a real human being. We are all in this togehter, white and black. Peace to all, and I hope this stupid fake hate stops real soon. We are all brothers and sisters. Do not be fooled by the tyranny of evil men like this. Lift yourself up, educate yourselves, and work hard for a good life. No one owes you anything. Stand proud as a person of color, and do something meaningful with your life. I did and I am the best at what I do! Peace out, R Sherman.”
Richard Sherman helped stop my team from going to the playoffs a few years ago. An offense which I vowed to never forgive. But after this, not only will I forgive, I might have to order a jersey.