Tiger Woods has condemned the arrest muscled, which has claimed the life of George Floyd was in Minnesota, but also the vandalism that has taken place during the protests, the subsequent Monday.
“My condolences go out to George Floyd, his family and to all those who are injured currently, he writes on Twitter. I have always had the greatest respect for the forces of law and order. They train conscientiously to understand how, when and where to use force. This tragedy has clearly exceeded the limit.”
Woods in particular made reference to the riots of Los Angeles in 1992 to show that the violence was not going to advance the cause. This year, a jury composed of 10 Whites had acquitted four white police officers who had savagely beaten a Black named Rodney King. The latter needed 20 stitches in addition to having suffered fractures to the jaw and an ankle.
In the six days that followed, more than 50 people died and thousands of people have been injured in the protests. The property damage was estimated at several hundreds of millions of dollars.
“I remember the riots in Los Angeles and I learned that education is the best way to move forward. We can argue our point of view without burning the neighborhoods where we lived. I hope that with the debate honest and constructive, we can build a society that is more safe and united.”