Derrick Rose is the latest professional athlete to take a public stance on a polarizing issue that’s currently gripping the nation.
The Chicago Bulls point guard was seen wearing a black T-shirt featuring the words, “I Can’t Breathe” before Saturday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors. [tweet https://twitter.com/Steve_OS/status/541394841348100096 align=’center’]
The message on Rose’s shirt refers to Eric Garner, who died in July after a New York City police officer put him in a chokehold. A grand jury recently ruled not to indict the officer in Garner’s death.
Rose’s statement comes just days after several players on the St. Louis Rams took the field before a game with their hands in the air as part of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” movement sparked by the death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown.
St. Louis’ police department remarked shortly after that it was “profoundly disappointed” with the actions of the Rams players.
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