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NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice has apologized for his “All Lives Matter” tweet from August in response to Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem.

Rice tweeted his apology Wednesday night saying, “When I said {All Lives Matter} I didn’t know about the movement going on between {Black Lives Matter}. I want to apologize for my mistake!”

Rice admits that he didn’t know what the Black Lives Matter movement was. Upon finding out, it seems his stance has changed.

The former All-Pro wide receiver’s original tweet that was ignited by Kaepernick’s protest was “All lives matter. So much going on in this world today,” Rice wrote at the time. “Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don’t disrespect the flag.”

That tweet has since been deleted, but the response to Rice’s newfound stance has been mixed:


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3 thoughts on “Jerry Rice Apologizes For ‘All Lives Matter’ Tweet, Says He Didn’t Know About ‘Black Lives Matter’

  1. Been a 9ers fan since the age of 9/10 years old….Joe Montana will always be my FAV QB of all-time as will Jerry Rice my FAV NFL PLAYER however, on this issue I have to say in sentiments of the Hall of Fame receiver CC (Chris Carter)….##C’MON MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! How the HELL you not know about #BLM and live in the United States of America?….People in other countries are aware of the #BLM movement here. SMH…Damn Jerry lol!…..Anyways, #NINIERNATION BABY!!

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