Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets called for people to pray for the cops involved in George Floyd's death and social media wasn't having it.
The murder of George Floyd has incited reasonable ire in many. Social media platforms worldwide have been lit with people vocalizing their anger about police brutality, but Denver Nuggets small forward Michael Port Jr. has called for people to not only pray for Floyd and his family, but for the four officers involved in his death, as well. The tweet earned tens of thousands of responses, and most weren't in support of Porter's stance.
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"As much as you pray for George family, gotta also pray for the police officer(s) who were involved in this evil. As hard as it is, pray for them instead of hate them...Pray that God changes their hearts," the 21-year-old professional basketball player tweeted. After one person replied that they weren't going to pray for any of the officers involved because they get to return home to their families, Porter said he didn't want to feed into hatred.
"You're right, hatred is why George is dead, and so many others before him," Porter wrote. "The hatred is why our hearts are breaking. That hatred is why I pray to a God of love." Still, people were unrelenting and accused the young NBA player of taking a passive approach. Check out Michael Porter Jr.'s tweets along with a few mixed responses below.