(Reuters) – San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Saturday issued an emotional statement about the death of George Floyd, saying the “country is in trouble” and that he is “embarrassed as a white person” to know that a black man can be still be “lynched”.
FILE PHOTO: Basketball – FIBA World Cup – Classification Games 7-8 – United States v Poland – Wukesong Sport Arena, Beijing, China – September 14, 2019 Coach of the U.S. Gregg Popovich REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last month after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, placed a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, triggered outrage, protests and civil unrest across the United States. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder.
“In a strange, counter-intuitive sort of way, the best teaching moment of this most recent tragedy … was the look on the officer’s face,” Popovich said in a stirring video posted by Spurs on Twitter here
“For white people to see how nonchalant, how…
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