Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown was one of the few active players defend Kyrie Irving during a Nets quarterback suspension, and on Sunday, as Irving was about to return to the court, Brown shared a video of a group of demonstrators outside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
According to Brown, he believed the group belonged to a fraternity that came out in support of Irving. However, the group in the video was a contingent of black Jewish Israelis who repeatedly gathered outside the Barclays Center. Journalists on site reported that the demonstrators were distributing propaganda this reflected the rhetoric of the antisemitic film that Irving promoted on Twitter, which led to his suspension.
Brown later tweeted that he was “celebrating the unification of our people by welcoming the return of the Kairi”.
At Monday’s shootout before the Bulls meeting, Brown explained that he wasn’t wearing “reading glasses” and didn’t know what he was sharing, but went on to explain why he was proud to have members of the black community support Irving. .
“I don’t think everything that has been said or done is something I endorse or represent, but in the future when I become a father – I haven’t yet – I would like my son and daughter to see more representations. people of color, brown people and black people standing together on issues. Instead of seeing images of violence in our media, in our music, in our films that we don’t fully promote and capitalize on.
These are my thoughts and I think that any media group or person trying to distort my words or distort my attempt to support someone clearly has an agenda.”
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