See What Nets Fans Did to Let Kyrie Irving Know How They Feel About Antisemitism

Fans sporting “Fight Antisemitism” shirts occupied some courtside seats on the Brooklyn-Indiana sport on Monday night time, days after Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out a hyperlink to a movie that features anti-Jewish tropes.

Kyrie Irving walks by followers sporting “Fight Antisemitism” T-shirts throughout the Nets’ sport in opposition to the Pacers.

Irving posted the hyperlink to the movie “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” on Twitter on Thursday. The synopsis on Amazon mentioned the movie “uncovers the true identity of the Children of Israel.”

He defended his choice to take action on Saturday, then deleted the tweet Sunday after an enormous outcry together with criticism from Nets proprietor Joe Tsai and the the Anti-Defamation League, together with an announcement from the NBA denouncing all types of hate speech.

Fans wearing "Fight Antisemitism" T-shirts in the front row look on as Kyrie Irving handles the ball.
Fans sporting “Fight Antisemitism” T-shirts within the entrance row look on as Kyrie Irving handles the ball.

Irving mentioned Saturday he embraced all religions and defiantly defended his proper to put up no matter he believes.

“I’m not going to stand down on anything I believe in,” Irving mentioned. “I’m only going to get stronger because I’m not alone. I have a whole army around me.”

Nets coach Steve Nash mentioned Monday that he seems to be on the matter as “an opportunity for us to grow and understand new perspectives.”

“I think the organization is trying to take that stance or they may communicate through this, and try to all come out in a better position and with more understanding and more empathy for every side of this debate and situation,” Nash mentioned.

Irving has beforehand supported the thought of the Earth being flat, not too long ago shared an outdated clip from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and was unavailable for many of the Nets’ dwelling video games final season as a result of he refused to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, as was mandated in New York Metropolis.

The Nets then declined to provide him a contract extension this summer season, which means Irving might be in his closing season with the crew.