Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler apologized this week after receiving backlash for a social media post that seemed to throw support behind police amid Minneapolis protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.
Floyd, an unarmed black man, died Monday after a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. A video captured Floyd, 46, saying “I can’t breathe” multiple times.
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Kepler originally posted a selfie of himself wearing a “Blue Lives Matter” flag face mask with an American flag and one singular blue stripe in the middle.
The design represents the 2014 countermovement to Black Lives Matter, the anti-police violence organization.
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