WATCH: Cops Called on Former NFL Star Brandon Marshall as he Tries to Move Into New Home
On Wednesday night, in protest of Jacob Blake’s shooting, there were no NBA games played. On Thursday night, 6 Major League Baseball games were cancelled and the NHL also cancelled their playoff games. Donald Trump was asked about the NBA strike and made a comment about the league’s ratings.
While the strikes are focused on the Blake situation, that doesn’t mean that athletes don’t face racism on a regular basis. Former NFL Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall planned on moving into his new Florida home on Thursday. Security guards, however, called the police on him when he attempted to enter the premises.
The incident took place in the affluent town of Weston. A video is circulating online. Marshall addresses the security guards, saying:
“This is the problem. I come here, you feel uncomfortable. My first day moving into my new house. Because my name’s not on the list, you call the cops. Now you call the cops. No you’re not trying to do your job. There was no threat for you to call the cops. This is what we’re seeing every single day. I’ve got two kids in the car right now. We’re in Weston, Florida, one of the most affluent areas.”
Former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall @BMarshall posts video of security guard calling cops on him and his kids as they move into their new home in Weston #BecauseFlorida https://t.co/rEUT0HSnRj pic.twitter.com/ox9vj34g8I
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) August 27, 2020
When asked about the NBA protests on Thursday, Jared Kushner answered that players are lucky to be able to afford to take a day off. Marshall made $80 million over the course of his NFL career. That fact did not, however, prevent him from being racially profiled.