Anthony Lynn, one of the four minority head coaches in the NFL, did not make a statement like many other sporting figures as protests and riots spread across the country following the death of a black man in George Floyd.
And there are reasons for this
He wants to help make a difference, but that doesn’t mean posting some words on social media.
“How are we going to influence this kind of change? Where is the responsibility for this kind [expletive]? “The Chargers coach said in an interview With the Los Angeles Times. “I’m here at the moment. I’m angry, I’m annoyed and I don’t want to make a very nice statement.”
Floyd, 46, died May 25 in Minneapolis while in police custody. His death has sparked outrage among the black community and encouraged many to speak out against social injustice and police brutality. While on the ground, police officer Derek Chauvin leaned on Floyd’s neck with his knees for more than eight minutes. He is facing charges of third-degree murder and murder and has since been fired.
“I did nothing to make it a better place for my son,” said Lynn, 51. “I remember talking to him at the age of 16 about when he would run the police, and then at the age of 30, I called him and just talked to him again because I was so scared. I want to do something, but to tell you the truth, I don’t know what it is. “
In Floyd’s case, Lynn’s biggest problem is the three officers who did nothing but see the man lose his life for some apparent reason. The three officers were also sacked along with Chauvin.
“The boy who did it, yes, he’s at it [s–t]”But the three people who stood by and did absolutely nothing … I was shocked,” he said. “I see it going on in every organization. I see good people saying nothing and doing nothing, let it happen.”
Lynn Colin Copernicus, who took part in the protest in Huntington Beach, California, also touched on the issue. Kafarnik has been out of the league since March 2011 after kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. One of the things the country is dealing with now is trying to enlighten Copernicus.
“I know when you look at the 32 quarterbacks in the National Football League, Colin could be one of 32,” Lynn said. “Otherwise he could have taken quality backups. It’s hard for me to be an African American head coach.