Morgantown, West Virginia – This afternoon, rioters stormed the US Capitol building to protest the election results and to demand that President-elect Joseph Biden not be certified as the President of the United States.
While rioting and violent protests are never the best solution to a problem, many West Virginia players feel that law enforcement officers are treating these rioters very differently than they did the Black Lives Matter protesters.
Many African-Americans feel that if they violently stormed the US Capitol building, they would be treated with far more aggression than what today’s protesters are getting.
Junior linebacker for the Mountaineers, Josh Chandler-Semedo, said the following on his social media accounts moments ago: “They bust into a building, NO repercussions. We protest PEACEFULLY and we are terrorists, beaten, shot at and killed. Yet people expect us to love America.”
They bust into a building, NO repercussions. We protest PEACEFULLY we are terrorist, beaten, shot at and killed. Yet people expect us to love “America”. https://t.co/foyaUhjmum
— Josh Chandler-Semedo (@jc_2018) January 6, 2021
Sophomore defensive back Kerry Martin, Jr., who has been at the center of controversy this season, also spoke out, saying, “In disbelief. How can they breach an official government building violently with no repercussions?”
In disbelief. How can the breach an OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING violently with NO repercussions? https://t.co/35HUsQpPfK
— Kerry “KJ” Martin Jr. (@_thekerrymartin) January 6, 2021
Senior defensive lineman Darius Stills simply said the following: “This world we live in man.”
This World We Live In Man…
— Darius C. Stills (@DariusStills56) January 6, 2021
Regardless of your political affiliation or beliefs, this is a tough, confusing day for Americans.
Yessirrrr the tables always turn, lock those thugs up!!! https://t.co/Sd4K0P2Jy0
— Bryce Ford-Wheaton (@Brycewheat3) January 6, 2021