caption Actor Dwayne Johnson arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Rampage’ at the Microsoft Theatre on April 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. source Kevin Winter/Getty Images Dwayne Johnson says that if he were in the NFL, he would have joined the player’s protests against police brutality and systemic racism. He also harshly criticized President Trump’s response to the protests. Colin Kaepernick, who started the protests, remains unsigned by the NFL, as does the first player to join his protests. In a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that if he were playing in the NFL, he would have joined the player’s protests against police brutality against African-Americans and systemic racial inequality. Johnson – a former college football player at the University of Miami – “would either have knelt or raised my fist in solidarity,” he told Rolling Stone. It’s a striking comment coming from Johnson, a public figure not known for being especially political, given how much backlash the player protests engendered, including angry comments from President Trump.Johnson took issue with those comments. “I felt like our president’s responses were being dictated by the noise and not the actual problem,” Johnson said. He… Read full this story
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