NFL's Reggie Bush Shames Detroit Lions When He Compares Ferguson Shooting To Israel-Palestine
If you haven't been living under a rock, then you know of the recent controversy surrounding the court case and shooting of teenager Mike Brown. On August 9, a shooting in Ferguson Missouri left 18 year old Mike Brown dead by officer Darren Wilson, 28. The officer was not indicted and there has been uproar all across the nation. There have been riots, countless interviews, news articles and public opinions scattered everywhere. Now, even athletes like Detroit Lions star Reggie Bush have started to speak out. In Reggie's case, however, his obscure comments that compare Mike Brown to an unarmed Palestinian can be looked at as doing more harm than good.
Bush is known for his skill as a running back, not the obscure angle in which he looks at society's problems. However, TMZ reports on Reggie's view, which explains why that might be soon to change:
Reggie Bush just compared Ferguson to Israel -- suggesting Israelis are shooting unarmed Palestinians the same way Officer Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown.
"[Reggie went] ...on Instagram and posted a photo of a man holding a sign that reads, 'The Palestinian people know what mean to be shot while unarmed because of your ethnicity #ferguson #justice.' Bush then capped it off my stating 'No matter who you are, what color skin you have, where you live, we are all in this together! This isn't a Ferguson problem it's a Global Problem! We need change NOW! What happened to humanity? #JusticeForMikeBrow'"
Sure Bush's intentions seem pure, but was his statement lacking in tact? Dailycaller has more and the situation:
"Bush seems to be linking the events surrounding Mike Brown's death to the ongoing crisis in Israel, which has been happening for thousands of years. I understand where he's trying to go with this one - authority figures shooting "unarmed" civilians - but was he justified in making this comparison?"
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