Fans Protest Kyrie Irving Comments With ‘Fight Antisemitism’ Shirts At Nets Game
Several fans had a strong message for the Brooklyn Nets amid Kyrie Irving‘s backlash for posting about an antisemitic movie on social media — donning yarmulkes and “fight antisemitism” shirts while sitting courtside at the game.
The group sat near the Indiana bench during the Pacers vs. Nets matchup in Brooklyn … and Kyrie reportedly acknowledged them by making a thumbs-up gesture.
One of the fans claims Irving spoke to them during the contest … saying he was “grateful for you guys,” although they felt it was in a sarcastic tone, according to the New York Post.
The fan said the shirts were a message for the Nets … adding the team should cut ties with Irving.
The move comes on the heels of Kyrie’s decision to tweet out a link to “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” a movie that has been accused of being filled with stereotypes and tropes.
Kyrie defended the move … saying he “meant no disrespect to anyone’s religious beliefs.”
“The ‘Anti-Semitic’ label that is being pushed on me is not justified and does not reflect the reality or truth I live in everyday,” he added. “I embrace and want to learn from all walks of life and religions.”
Joe Tsai — the owner of the Nets — spoke out against Irving’s post … saying he was disappointed in the superstar’s decision to share the project.
Two days after posting a link to an antisemitic film (that’s still up), here’s Kyrie Irving:
– Claiming that posting a link to something isn’t promoting it 🤔