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Former NFL star Herschel Walker slams anti-police protesters, suggests sending them to country without police

Football great Herschel Walker speaks to the Class of 2016 during Basic Cadet Training in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Jacks Valley in Colorado Springs, Colo. July 17, 2012. (Photo by Michael Kaplan/U.S. Air Force Academy)
June 19, 2020

Former NFL star Herschel Walker proposed the idea of helping to send anti-police protesters to countries without police forces to see the reality of society without law enforcement.

“I have an idea… For all these people who don’t want any police, I’d love to meet with American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest and make a deal to fly them to countries that don’t have police. I want them to be happy!” Walker wrote on Twitter.

Walker’s comments are in response to advocates’ demands to defund the police, whom they believe to be a part of an alleged racist system in the country.

“We’re civilized people,” Walker added in another tweet. “Why can’t true congressmen/women and senators get together with leaders from all ethnic groups, both left and right, to find solutions… unless certain people in Washington don’t want to see a change. I’m volunteering myself as one of the black leaders.”

Walker, who spent 12 years in the NFL, recently retweeted a post from his son, Christian, who lashed back against the idea that the black men looting and burning down stores in the riots over the past three weeks are “oppressed.”

“My dad grew up in the deep south as a poor black man and turned himself into a notable athlete, business man, and person,” Christian Walker wrote. “No, I don’t feel bad for ‘oppressed’ people who run around burning buildings down. I’m not sorry I’m grateful for my country/the opportunities it’s given me.”

Herschel Walker’s comments echo President Donald Trump’s when he signed an executive order on police reform.

“Americans know the truth: Without police, there is chaos. Without law, there is anarchy. And without safety, there is catastrophe,” Trump said. He added that “we need leaders at every level of government who have the moral clarity to state these obvious facts.”

“Reducing crime and raising standards are not opposite goals. They’re not mutually exclusive,” he added.

“Americans want law and order, and they demand law and order. They may not say it, they may not be talking about it, but that’s what they want,” Trump said. “Some of them don’t know that that’s what they want but that’s what they want.”

Walker’s comments stand out from the rest of the mainstream NFL stars’ comments, who frequently espouse Democratic party values.

Walker recently attacked the presumed 2020 presidential Democratic nominee Joe Biden for comparing the death of George Floyd to the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

“Someone inform @JoeBiden not to compare the death of Dr. King and George Floyd. He has been in office a very long time and not once has he tried to change anything for black lives. Look at his voting records!” Walker wrote.