White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson praised the three guilty verdicts in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday night.
Chauvin was convicted of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter, in the death of George Floyd.
The conviction was seen by many, including President Joe Biden, as a step forward in the ongoing fight for racial justice in the United States.
"It's definitely a positive moving forward," Anderson said in his brief comments on the matter following Tuesday's game in Cleveland. "That's pretty much all I can say about it. I was happy with the decision. Now we can keep moving, keep trying to find that positive lane."
The moment the verdicts were read Tuesday afternoon, Anderson sent out this tweet:
During a road series with the Minnesota Twins last summer, Anderson and former White Sox manager Rick Renteria, along with first-base coach Daryl Boston, visited the memorial site in Minneapolis where Floyd was killed. Anderson posted pictures to his Instagram account of the site, which was adorned with flowers, signs and other tributes.
Earlier in the summer, on Opening Day, Anderson was one of several White Sox players who took a knee during the national anthem to protest the killing of Black Americans by police.