Floyd Mayweather is standing firm behind “All Lives Matter.”
In an interview with “The Boxing Voice,” the retired boxing champion expressed his take on America’s current race relations and Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest.
“I’m here to say all lives matter,” said Mayweather. “A lot of times we get stuck and we are followers. When you hear one person say, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ or ‘Blue Lives Matter’ – ‘All Lives Matter.’ What I learned from boxing and what everyone can take in real life is follow directions, follow orders. Don’t give nobody a hard time.”
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Mayweather then attributed the Black Lives Matter movement to a lack of communication, stating, “It’s not right what’s going on within this world on both sides,” suggesting that when confronted by police, Black Americans need to “communicate better” and “follow directions.”
As for Kaepernick’s protest, Mayweather believes the football player has his priorities a bit mixed up.
“Kaepernick needs to try and get the starting job. Stand up, and get the starting job. That’s what he needs to focus on,” advised Mayweather, though Kaepernick is reportedly starting this Sunday. “But I can’t knock him. If that’s what he believes in and the people stand behind him, so be it.”