In an Oct. 9 interview with The Boxing Voice, boxing stalwart and champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather criticizes the Black Lives Matter movement while suggesting the group is anti-police.
Prior to his interview, Mayweather has been relatively silent on police brutality and the BLM movement. But now he claims the movement is a trend that has everyone blindly following and believing.
“You know, a lot of times, we get stuck, and we are followers. When you hear one person say, ‘Black lives matter,’ or ‘blue lives matter,’ all lives matter,” Mayweather starts. “What I learned from boxing what everyone can take in real life is follow directions, follow order. Don’t give nobody a hard time.”
The boxer adds that he will always call the cops to intervene in situations. He insists his “hands are registered” and that his actions would only cost more money and create more issues.
Lastly, Mayweather comments on San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest stating the QB should focus on getting the starting job instead of taking a knee.
“But I can’t knock him. If that is what he believes in, and the people stand behind him, then so be it.”