“I Pray For No More” -Odell Beckham Jr Slams George Floyd’s Brutal Lynching

Published 05/30/2020, 9:03 PM EDT


The alleged homicide of 46-year-old George Floyd has shocked the world and prompted people all across America to slam the incident. Sports persons too, are using their social media reach to denounce the incident. The latest to do so is Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. 

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Odell Beckham Jr. slams the police officers involved in George Floyd’s death 

The 2014 top round draft pick joins a whole host of NFL stars including Joe Burrow, Duane Brown, J. J. Watt, DeMarcus Lawrence and Ryan Tannehill to express their outrage and shock over the murder. 

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In a tweet, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver said, “At this point u either chose to be apart of the solution or you’ll remain a part of the problem. The chose is yours. But let’s make the right chose so our kids kids wont have to grow up in this world we’ve creaTed. I’m pray for PEACE. I pray for resolutions. I pray for NO MORE.”

The 27-year-old continued in the same vein saying his words weren’t up for debate.

He said he wants better for everyone and not just one section of society.

Earlier too, the Browns WR’s tweet exhibited absolute horror at the incident. He wrote, “Worlds honestly sickening. It really is….. no explanation”

The sickening incident occurred nearly a week ago. Here, Minneapolis police officers arrived on the scene in relation to a suspected forgery case. On the scene, one officer pinned the suspect to the ground and crushed his neck by placing his knee atop it. 

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The officer brushed off frantic pleas from Floyd, who continuously pleaded that he wasn’t able to breathe. He even said he was going to die. However, in a clip, the lack of apathy is evident as he is told to relax. 

Eventually, Floyd became unconscious due to a lack of oxygen supply and perished on arrival at a medical facility. Following public outrage, the Minneapolis PD fired all 4 officers involved with the incident. Officer Chauvin was arrested on charges of murder in the 3rd degree. 

However, there are calls to dish out similar treatment to the other 3 as well. As of now, they remain free. 

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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