The Brooklyn Nets suspended superstar Kyrie Irving for at least five games without pay after he promoted a film that had anti-Semitic rhetoric on social media.
Following the announcement, ex-NFL wide receiver Cole Beasley, who’s familiar with people blasting him for his controversial stance towards the COVID-19 vaccine, came to the defense of Irving.
“Won’t miss this part of professional sports. ‘Be you’ they say. Yea alright…,” Beasley tweeted (who deleted his Twitter account):
Irving finally apologized late Thursday night for linking to the film on Twitter. In an Instagram statement, Irving said: ‘To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize.
‘I initially reacted out of emotion to being unjustly labeled Anti-Semitic, instead of focusing on the healing process of my Jewish Brothers and Sisters that were hurt from the hateful remarks made in the Documentary.
‘I had no intentions to disrespect any Jewish cultural history regarding the Holocaust or perpetuate any hate. I am learning from this unfortunate event and hope we can find understanding between us all. I am no different than any other human being. I am a seeker of truth and knowledge, and I know who I Am.’