Streets across the United States are filled with protestors fighting for racial equality on Saturday. It’s been nearly two weeks since George Floyd died because of an act of brutality by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The sports world was heavily affected by Floyd’s death, as athletes used their platforms to address the issues of excessive force by law enforcement and systemic racism. But for Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, he spoke up during a protest in the Mile High City, and showed that he’s got what it takes to run for office one day.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) June 6, 2020
It truly says a lot about how much this cause means for Miller, since he recently overcame his bout with COVID-19 to protest with the masses. Miller was joined by his Broncos teammates and coaches in an act of solidarity to fight for what’s right.
Earlier this week, the veteran linebacker sent out a lengthy statement on Twitter to speak about the ongoing protests. He said that while he appreciates that countless citizens are outraged by Floyd’s death, they have to continue battling past this current moment to ensure that changes are made across the board.
No Justice . No Peace #BLM
— Von Miller (@VonMiller) June 6, 2020
Miller said he’d do whatever it takes to help fight for racial equality, and he did so in a huge way by protesting in person.