The suspension player Kyrie Irving from Brooklyn Nets following his anti-Semitic post on social media has made a lot of noise around the internet in the last few weeks. It resulted in his suspension from the team for at least five games without pay for his “failure to disavow” anti-Semitism. Following the suspension, Irving released a statement seeking an apology from those whom he hurt. A recent tweet from the 30-year-old player has again made some buzz.
“I was not put here on earth to participate in any religious/political wars or incite racial disharmony/prejudice within communities,” Irving tweeted. “We are all equal under the sun, and I am here to participate in the building of an Equal world and follow the Word from the Most High/GOD/YAH.”
I was not put here on earth to participate in any religious/political wars or incite racial disharmony/prejudice within communities. We are all equal under the sun and I am here to participate in the building of an Equal world and follow the Word from the Most High/GOD/YAH.
— Chief Hélà 🤞🏾 (@KyrieIrving) November 13, 2022
Irving has previously apologized for promoting an anti-Semitic film. Yet, it’s unclear whether Sunday’s tweet is meant to be a part of that attempt and serve as an apology or disapproval of the aforementioned film. Even the Nets players are unsure of whether or when they will see their teammates again.
Or was it a response to Joe Tsai’s comment that he has “a lot of work to do”?
Two days ago, Tsai revealed that he and his wife, Clara, had spent “quality time” with Irving and his family to seek a resolution to the issue, tweeting, “the Nets and Kyrie, together with the NBA and NBPA, are working constructively toward a process of forgiveness, healing, and education,” adding “it’s clear to me that Kyrie does not have any beliefs of hate towards Jewish people or any group.”
Then, Saturday night, Tsai told Lewis that “He still has work to do” before a return, adding, “He has to show people that he’s sorry. What’s important — and what people miss — is he only apologized after he was suspended.”
It is difficult to determine what did Irving’s tweet refer to as so much about the current Irving controversy has been. What do you think can be the underlying message that Irving tried to put out there? Share your thought with us in the comment.