NFL players show support for ‘can’t breathe’ protests


WASHINGTON: Several NFL players showed their support Sunday (Monday in Manila) for the “I can’t breathe” protests sweeping the United States demanding justice for black men who have died at the hands of white policemen. Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush wore a top with “I can’t breathe” written on it ahead of an NFL game on Sunday, as did Cleveland Browns ace Johnson Bademosi. On Saturday, Chicago Bulls NBA star Derrick Rose wore a T-shirt bearing the words, which have become the slogan of the demonstrations in major US cities because they were the last phrase uttered by a black father of six in New York when police placed him in a chokehold. Eric Garner died but a grand jury on Wednesday decided not to charge a white police officer, triggering days of protests in several US cities.



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