Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox, as he has done with more frequency as of late, turned to social media Thursday to voice his opinion about racial injustice in America.
The Kings’ young star retweeted a video from Complex Sports, which strings together two separate segments from Laura Ingraham's show on Fox News.
The first segment is a clip from 2018, when Ingraham told NBA superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble,” admonishing them for criticizing President Donald Trump.
In the second segment, she defends Saints quarterback Drew Brees for his comments made Wednesday to Yahoo Finance.
Fox clearly didn’t like the double standard.
Is anybody surprised??? Black basketball players “shut up and dribble”— De'Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) June 4, 2020
White football player who agrees with her “he’s allowed to have is view” & “this is beyond football” and it’s so natural to them https://t.co/s7jCBjTreQ
“Is anybody surprised??? Black basketball players “shut up and dribble”
White football player who agrees with her “he’s allowed to have his view” & “this is beyond football” and it’s so natural to them,” Fox commented.
James also responded to Ingraham.
If you still haven’t figured out why the protesting is going on. Why we’re acting as we are is because we are simply F-N tired of this treatment right here! Can we break it down for you any simpler than this right here???? 🤦🏾♂️. And to my people don’t worry I won’t stop until I see https://t.co/e4pJ0PvwJj— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 4, 2020
Brees has been scrutinized over the last two days for his comments regarding kneeling during the national anthem.
“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees said during the interview.
Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts."@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020
Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed
Brees’ statements have caused an outpouring of responses, including an emotional video posted by his teammate, Malcolm Jenkins.
I recorded a few videos when thinking of how to respond to Drew Brees, I don’t take any of it back-I meant what I said-I removed the 1st video because I knew it be more about the headlines. I want people to understand how those of us struggling with what’s going on feel pic.twitter.com/T054qt0YEz— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) June 3, 2020
Like many people, Fox has become more active over the last week on social media regarding racial injustice as protests rage worldwide after George Floyd's tragic death while in Minneapolis police custody. He’s finding his voice in a critical time in history.