WWE star and ambassador Titus O’Neil issued a statement at a press conference in Tampa Florida earlier today addressing the violence that has occurred during the protests for George Floyd. O’Neil begs those with a platform as strong as his to use their voice to try and de-escalate the rioting and looting, but assures those protesting peacefully that they are doing the right thing.
I’m begging everyone with my platform and along with my WWE superstars, the NFL, NBA, and everyone else, Major League Baseball. Enough is enough. You can’t clean up somebody else’s house if your own house is dirty. We have a great reputation of being a great city in Tampa with great leadership. But this is not the way to do it. Having this stuff just planted everywhere, this is ridiculous, man. And to every single person out there that is protesting and somebody is telling you it’s the wrong thing to do, know the hell it ain’t. It’s the right thing to do. And if they don’t like the way you doing it peacefully, screw ’em.
But for all of you out there that is agitating this with your public comments, throwing bricks at police officers. You throw a brick at me, don’t think that I won’t throw something back at your ass. They’re human beings too. They’re not robots. So for once, we as a country have an opportunity to come together and say, ‘You know what? Enough is enough for all races.
Check out his full comments below. (H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone)
BRINGING THE FIRE 🔥🔥🔥: WWE superstar Titus O'Neil says "enough is enough" with violence at otherwise peaceful protests. He stole the show at today's press conference with the mayor and police chief.
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