He Finally Gets It: Jerry Rice Apologizes For Saying "All Lives Matter"

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Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice says he didn't understand the Black Lives Matter movement when he tweeted the insensitive comment. 

Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice received a lot of backlash in August when he responded to Colin Kaepernick’s demonstration of protest with “All Lives Matter” rhetoric.

The former wide receiver tweeted Wednesday, “When I tweeted {All Lives Matter} I didn’t know about the movement going on between {Black Lives Matter}. I want to apologize for my mistake!”

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In a since deleted tweet about a month ago, Rice had disapproved of Kaepernick’s actions stating, “All lives matter. So much going on in this world today. Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don’t disrespect the flag.”

It seems that after some reflection and research, Rice has changed his stance. The former football player acknowledges that he was ignorant of the movement and misinformed on the necessity and existence of “Black Lives Matter.”

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