New York Mets star Pete Alonso is the most recent high-profile athlete to talk out towards racial injustice within the wake of the demise of George Floyd.
“For the past couple of days, I’ve struggled to wrap my mind around what’s happening,” Alonso posted on Instagram. “I’ve a voice and I will not remain silent. My coronary heart has been damaged over the homicide of George Floyd.
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“I will never know what it feels like to be discriminated against because the color of my skin. To anyone who faces this type of discrimination, I will fight for you and be an ally. I will always stand with you. There needs to be justice and change made for the better of humanity. Let words be our sword and unity be our armor. Take care of each other,” he wrote.
The 25-year-old Alonso was the NL Rookie of the 12 months final season. The primary baseman led the majors with 53 house runs, a document for rookies.