(AllHipHop News) Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is catching heat for sharing his thoughts about a social issue.
During a recent Mayweather Promotions event, Mayweather seemed to dismiss the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality.
“I’m here to say all lives matter,” said the retired prize fighter. “A lot of times, we get stuck and we’re followers. When you hear one person say ‘black lives matter’ or ‘blue lives matter’ – all lives matter.”
He continued, “What I learned from boxing and what everyone can take in real life is to follow directions, follow orders. Don’t give nobody a hard time.”.
Mayweather was also asked about the highly publicized National Anthem protest by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“Kaepernick needs to try and get the starting job. Stand up, and get the starting job. That’s what he needs to focus on,” responded Floyd. “I can’t knock him. If that’s what he believes in and the people stand behind him, so be it. He’s got the number one selling jersey, so it’s obvious he’s doing something right.”
The 49ers have since named Kaepernick as the starting QB for the team’s upcoming game against the Buffalo Bills.
Some Twitter users did defend Mayweather’s comments, but most of the responses from people on the social media platform were critical of the 39-year-old.
Charlamagne Tha God was one of the critics to take aim at Floyd. The Breakfast Club host gave Mayweather “Donkey Of The Day” for his all lives matter speech.
So Floyd Mayweather going the All Lives Matter/Respectability Politics route?! Have several seats Floyd! ??? https://t.co/j5pkruGy8n
— BrotherJR (@BrotherJR76) October 9, 2016
Not surprised that Mayweather is an “all lives matter” club member
— ?? Sysko ?? (@Sysko212) October 10, 2016
Floyd “I love to beat women to the point of almost killing them” Mayweather is an All Lives Matter dude, so that’s how you know it’s wrong
— Yassir, of MODELBOYZ (@Yassir_Lester) October 10, 2016
i just wanna know how long it took floyd mayweather to rehearse “i’m here to say all lives matter”
— Ahmed/Zan (@big_business_) October 11, 2016
From a business standpoint, I understand why Cam, LeBron and Mayweather, said all lives matter. Potential gain Vs loss.
— Curtis Scoon (@CurtisScoon) October 11, 2016
Since Floyd Mayweather has accepted the “all lives matter” stance his first & only lost will be to a white man.
— Karlous with a K (@KarlousM) October 11, 2016
We really can’t be mad at Floyd Mayweather’s All Lives Matter speech because he can’t read. #Compassion
— ??Reggie Ossé?? (@Combat_Jack) October 11, 2016
Between the Don King endorsement and Floyd Mayweather’s “All Lives matter” comments , theres some serious Coonin… https://t.co/YBDwiXz80D
— Messiahbolical (@MessiahBolical) October 12, 2016
Didnt think i could dislike floyd mayweather anymore…n then i saw his all lives matter interview right now hahaha…jesus what a idiot
— pep (@peps2121) October 12, 2016
Listening to Mayweather explaining all lives matter: pic.twitter.com/KmGoZuUrCy
— El Ski (@_kcclas) October 12, 2016
Floyd Mayweather says All Lives Matter, Manny Pacquiao says g### are going to hell… Now I DO want them to fight again… With a bear.
— Josef widda F (@JosefAnolin) October 12, 2016
Here go floyd mayweather with this coon ass “all lives matter” b####### and this you got to obey the police b#######
— Nude Addict Jesse (@iLoveYallHorses) October 12, 2016
Is anyone surprised that Floyd mayweather is team all lives matter? Look at his flock of birds ?
— T (@AverageGirlT) October 12, 2016
Floyd Mayweather jumped on the Coon Train?? pic.twitter.com/UvyMJACxLg
— ?? Naud ?? (@BosNaud) October 11, 2016
Floyd Mayweather gotta stick to talking about boxing n leave any other subject alone
— Colts (2-3) (@OnlyWomenCheat) October 12, 2016
They asked Floyd mayweather about Colin Kapernick and he said “well he got the #1 sellin jersey so he must be doin somethin right…smh
— Luke Picket Fence (@RLJ1738) October 12, 2016
charlamagne hit the nail on the head this morning about Floyd Mayweather
— Tyasia Brown (@tyasiadanyel) October 12, 2016