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Seahawks DE Michael Bennett Responds to Teammate Sherman’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Comments, Says It’s More About ‘Social Injustice’

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael.Bennett responded to Richard Sherman at his Thursday press conference on the subject of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, in which he expressed his disagreement with his teammate’s remarks.

While Sherman said that if black lives actually matter, then black-on-black crime needs to stop, Bennett explained his side, calling the “Black Lives Matter” movement “more about the social injustice of the people that is supposed to protect them.”

“I think the black lives thing is more about the social injustice, not so much the injustice of people killing within the community, it’s about the social injustice of the people that is supposed to protect them, and building the community through the black community. Not just black people too, because you see a lot of people within the Black Lives Matters organization that are white, Spanish, they are all dealing with the same type of hardships that are going on around the world and I think sometimes people don’t take the time to look into thing going on in the world.”

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