With the civic unrest in Baltimore making news across the country, former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has taken to social media to speak out. Known for his impassioned speeches during his playing career, Lewis has called for calm in the city where he spent his entire NFL career, and where he was active in the community.
“#Violence is not the answer,” Lewis tweeted. “We must have #peace in our city, we are a city that’s built on #Believing in each other. #BaltimoreRiots.
“We must come together, we can stop the violence as a #community. These kids have to have real leaders, we need everybody to join this #movement.
Lewis also added, “No way, No way this can happen in our city.”
Yet, it did happen. So Lewis also added a video message on Facebook:
I've got a message for the rioters in Baltimore. #BaltimoreRiots
Posted by Ray Lewis on Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Speaking up has never been a problem for former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. In the midst of a crisis, he clearly wants his voice to be heard.