Patrick Mahomes Sparks Outrage With George Zimmerman Take
Patrick Mahomes sparked controversy with his George Zimmerman take recently.
In the lead-up to Sunday’s AFC Conference showdown against the Tennessee Titans, a distraction has emerged for the home team.
Old tweets from Mahomes regarding Zummerman have gone viral.
According to AceShowBiz.com, the Chiefs quarterback posted messages to social media discussing Zimmerman’s controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman admitted to shooting the black teenager but claimed that he did so in self-defense.
A jury ultimately agreed, as he was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter.
“This case was an absolute horrible tragedy, however there was no criminal activity that occurred,” Mahomes reportedly tweeted at the time.
“No one knows what actually happens which is why he is not guilty but a crime could have occurred,” he continued.
In a different tweet, Mahomes apparently gave this bit of advice: “Stop resisting or assaulting a cop.”
Needless to say, the seven-year-old tweets struck a nerve with some online.
“I have a question,” one fan tweeted in response.
Patrick Mahomes our here defending Zimmerman? We gotta sack him for the culture
— TAKE EVERYTHING OUT NOW! ⚔️ (@supermayrr) January 15, 2020
“Would I be wrong to stop rooting for Patrick Mahomes after I found out about his old tweets in which they look like he’s defending George Zimmerman?”
At this point, given how much time has passed since the tweets, it is unlikely that Mahomes will opt to address his old comments.
That being said, if the criticism surrounding these social media posts continues to build, he may end up having no choice.