World Golf Champion Tiger Woods has become the first sports figure to speak out against killing African American George Floyd and the protests that have followed.
Media reports said Tiger Woods took to his twitter and wrote:
“My heart goes out to George Floyd, his loved ones, and all of us who are hurting right now,” Woods wrote. “I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement. They train so diligently to understand how, when, and where to use force. This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line. I remember the LA riots and learned that education is the best path forward. We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods that we live in. I hope that through constructive, honest conversations, we can build a safer, unified society.”
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 2, 2020
The killing of Floyd, which was taped on video and shows officer Derek Chauvin putting his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, has led to widespread protests across the United States that have devolved in some cities into looting, arson and property destruction.
However, on the other hand, The death of George Floyd has been declared as a homicide in an official post-mortem examination.
Official post-mortem examination listed Mr. Floyd’s cause of death as “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression”.
Meanwhile, President of the United States Donald Trump vowed to use the military to end the tensions.
The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been slapped with the charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter and will appear in court next week. Three other police officers have been fired.