Floyd Mayweather Comes Out In Support Of Kyrie Irving Not Getting Vaxxed
Former Boxer Floyd Mayweather posted a video on Twitter supporting NBA Star Kyrie Irving not getting vaccinated.
In the tweet, he pointed out that Americans’ freedom to not get the vaccine is gradually being stripped away.
Choice is defined as an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. America gave us the choice to take the vaccine or not take the vaccine. As time moves on, that choice is gradually being stripped from us. pic.twitter.com/7F6RsWaDkL
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) October 25, 2021
Former boxer Floyd Mayweather expressed support for Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving’s refusal to get vaccinated, praising the basketball player’s “free mind.”
The former boxer posted a video to Twitter speaking directly to Irving, reading a statement applauding the point guard’s “integrity” as he continues to resist the NBA’s order he comply with New York’s vaccine mandate, which restricts unvaccinated people from entering gyms, restaurants, and other venues.
“You only want to be treated fair … You [are] a great person, great father, great athlete, and you believe what you believe,” he told Irving. “America is the land of the free: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and, supposedly, freedom to choose … I respect you for having some integrity and for being your own man.”
Mayweather praised Irving as a “free mind,” criticizing “enslaved” minds for “follow[ing] the crowd.”
“Stand for something or fall for anything. One man can lead a revolution, to stand up and fight for what’s right. One choice, one word, one action can change the world,” he continued. “It’s crazy how people hate you for being a leader. I hope your actions encourage many others to stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough.’ Respect to you, Kyrie, and power to the people.”
NBA Star Kyrie Irving has not been allowed to play so far this season due to the vaccine mandate.
Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he didn’t want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship with the Brooklyn Nets, but was doing “what’s best for me” by refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Nets decided Tuesday that Irving wouldn’t be with the team because he isn’t eligible to play in home games, where a New York mandate requires professional athletes on one of the city’s teams to be vaccinated to practice or play in public venues.
Speaking on Instagram Live, Irving said he loved basketball and wasn’t going to retire.
“I am doing what’s best for me. I know the consequences here and if it means that I’m judged and demonized for that, that’s just what it is,” Irving said. “That’s the role I play, but I never wanted to give up my passion, my love, my dream just over this mandate.”