There have been many athletes to speak out on the wrongful murder of George Floyd, and Derek Carr is one of the latest. Carr, the quarterback of the Las Vegas Raiders, issued a moving statement on Floyd's death, via his official Twitter account.
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) May 29, 2020
Similar to most people, Carr was disgusted while he watched the video of Floyd being murdered by the police. While he realizes what he says won't change what happened, Carr knows he can use his platform to speak in support of changes that need to be made.
Of course, as some people can relate to, Carr isn't a person of color and hasn't experienced any injustices in his lifetime. Still, the veteran signal-caller has heard stories and has seen instances where people of color are treated awful.
Earlier this week, Floyd was murdered by police in broad daylight despite the fact he didn't do anything egregious. Somehow the police officer who killed Floyd wasn't arrested until Friday.
Just a few years ago, Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel during the National Anthem in protest to the police brutalities and injustices taking place in the country. Sadly, his message wasn't accepted by people in powerful positions. Therefore, Kaepernick has been shunned by the NFL for speaking out on the issues in today's society.
At the least, there are quite a few NFL players that are standing up and speaking about the unfortunate situation involving Floyd. Even though he can't induce change alone, Carr knows his voice can cause others to step up too.