Alabama football coach Nick Saban released a statement addressing the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
Countless athletes and coaches across sports have spoken out after Floyd was killed under police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. on Monday. In his statement, Saban said he is “shocked and angered” and called out the injustices faced by many in the country.
“We’re at an important moment for our country, and now is the time for us to choose kindness, tolerance, understanding, empathy, and most importantly…it’s time to love each other,” Saban wrote. “Every life is precious, and we must understand we have so many more things that unite us than divide us.”
Saban went on to reference Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as figures he is “inspired
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