A grand jury declined to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson on Monday, touching off more protests and violence in the city that has been in upheaval since the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Athletes and sports personalities reacted to the news on social media.
Most notable of those reactions, perhaps, was that of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who has made his views on other political and social issues known in the past. James and his Miami Heat teammate posted a photo of themselves wearing hoodies in March 2012 in response to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Below is a collection of athletes' reactions:
I am very disappointed with decision in the Mike Brown case in Ferguson, MO.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 25, 2014
We must work together to stop the unnecessary loss of young men of color. Justice was not served in Ferguson.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 25, 2014
Disgusted by decision in furguson. Racism is learned. Accepted is systematic suffocation of education and opportunity. What are we saying?— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) November 25, 2014
I understand people being upset but use it positively to help each other. Will never understand destroying the place u call home.— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) November 25, 2014
Wow. Just wow. Shameful. What will it take???— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) November 25, 2014
" Darkness cannot drive out Darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that"— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) November 25, 2014
In life we have to remember what's really important, thoughts and prayers with Ferguson ...— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 25, 2014
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