“I think someone needs to come out and say, ‘Hey, guys, why are we looting? Why are we stealing? Why are we creating more issues, more problems?”
The 59-year-old Rodman admonished the looters in an Instagram video, titled ‘Rest in Power George Floyd.’
“This is a bad, bad situation. But the fact that you’re gonna protest, protest in the right way,” he added.
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“You don’t have to go and burn down things, steal things, burn things and stuff like that.”
When Dennis Rodman is the voice of reason things have gotten weird indeed.
Rodman went on to explain that we are all dealing with the economic problems caused by the pandemic so the looting and stealing are adding to the economic pain and need to stop.
“Please understand,” he added, “we have to live together. We’re human beings, we’re not f**king animals.”
From The New York Post:
Officer Derek Chauvin, 44, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after he pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck during an arrest. Floyd, who died soon-after, had been suspected of spending a counterfeit $20 bill.
Rodman, who sympathized with the peaceful protests taking place, added that “we have enough issues with” coronavirus and that resorting to violence was not the solution.
Known as much for his eccentric personality as his legendary Hall of Fame career, Rodman was among many athletes and celebrities — including his former Bulls teammate Michael Jordan — to speak out about the Floyd protests.