PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS
Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
Cleveland Browns, Isaiah Crowell shared a horrific picture of a police officer’s throat being slit on the social media site Instagram. The picture is a cartoon made to look real. It is a black Jihadi John-type figure slitting the throat of a police officer. Along with the picture Crowell said, “They give polices all types of weapons and they continually choose to kill us….#Weak.”
Crowell removed the image from the site almost immediately, but the damage was done. What stars seem to forget is they are a role model to our youth and what they say and do does impact our children.
Days later Crowell wrote an apology, “Last week was an emotional and difficult week as we saw extreme acts of violence against black men across our country as well as against police officers in Dallas.”
“I posted an image to Instagram in the midst of that emotion that I shouldn’t have and immediately removed it. It was an extremely poor decision and I apologize for that mistake and for offending people. My values and beliefs do not match that image. I am outraged and upset by the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile along with so many others. I am also outraged and saddened by the attacks in Dallas and the deaths of the five honorable police officers (Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa) who were providing protection while trying to keep peace,” he added.
The Cleveland Browns have opted to keep quiet and vowed that they will never forget the incident. “We have spoken to Isaiah regarding his extremely disturbing and unacceptable social media decision,” the team said in a statement.
“It was completely inappropriate and we have made him aware of our high level of disappointment. Isaiah has apologized but also knows that just an apology is insufficient and that he must take steps to make a positive difference after a very negative and impactful post.”
In a poll conducted by Cleveland.com, 70 percent of Browns fans felt that he “should face as severe a punishment as possible,” with 18 percent arguing for fines and only 12 percent saying the apology had done enough.