West Virginia Players Respond to US Capitol Riots

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.”

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?”

Senior defensive lineman Darius Stills simply said the following: “This world we live in man.”

Regardless of your political affiliation or beliefs, this is a tough, confusing day for Americans.