UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has never been a person who is shy to speak out on any number of causes.
Tragedy recently struck the world when George Floyd, an African American man, passed away after being detained by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Video of the incident, which shows Floyd being detained by police while saying he couldn’t breathe, while one of the officers had his knee on the neck of Floyd.
The four police officers involved in the incident have been “separated from employment,” but that hasn’t stopped Jones from speaking out on the situation through Twitter:
I wouldnt wish the way George Floyd was murdered on my worst enemy. That officer applied just enough pressure to keep him alive for almost six minutes in that chokehold. In all my years of fighting I can honestly say I’ve never experienced anything close to that level of torture— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 27, 2020
There needs to be a nationwide policy change. When a man is in handcuffs and is screaming that he cannot breathe. Get the fuck off his chest and or neck. If you cant hold a man who is in handcuffs down by his feet you’re a pussy and probably shouldn’t be wearing that badge— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 27, 2020
That whole if you can talk you can breathe crap is bullshit. What that man went through was worse than drowning— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 27, 2020
The dude literally at one point cried out for his mother. That officer was disgusting and every other officer, Brown person white person, yellow, citizen in this country should be pissed off. We need justice.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 27, 2020
It’s the same exact concept as the OSP choke. The anxiety that man had to of been experiencing must’ve been excruciating— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 27, 2020
Officer with his prize kill. Will the government tell the world this is OK? pic.twitter.com/THcF3lSQai— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 27, 2020