Sports Legend Michael Jordan Defends America's Athletes And Free Speech

U.S. sports legend Michael Jordan spoke out in defense of America's athletes in a strongly worded statement according to the Charlotte Observer. (Photo Credit: Public Domain)

U.S. sports legend Michael Jordan spoke out in defense of America's athletes in a strongly worded statement according to the Charlotte Observer.

"I want to get one thing clear, and I want to let you guys know that this wasn't about disrespecting the military, disrespecting the flag, police, first responders, none of that. One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest. Those who exercise the right to peacefully express themselves should not be demonized or ostracized. At a time of increasing divisiveness and hate in this country, we should be looking for ways to work together and support each other and not create more division. I support Commissioner Adam Silver, the NBA, its players and all those who wish to exercise their right to free speech.”

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