An individual crashed the Sunday Bears game wearing a gorilla costume and a white t-shirt with the words “All Lives Matter” written on it. While fans running onto the field is nothing new in sports, it’s not everyday that an idiot in a gorilla costume decides to make a play for the most racist moment on ESPN in 2016.
Why would someone wear an “All Lives Matter” shirt? Probably because they have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that there is systemic oppression directed at black people in America. Or maybe they honestly just think all lives matter, but even these all lives matter people are capable of recognizing the disparity in the justice system when compared.
Why would someone pair an “All Lives Matter” shirt with a gorilla costume? Perhaps they are still in mourning over the death of Harambe, the gorilla killed in an Ohio zoo after a child fell into his habitat. More than likely, it is because this person is an insensitive bigot who actually does not believe that all lives matter but in reality feels that black people are monkeys, animals or savages who are second class to the white man and need to get their uppity behinds out of the road and into some work boots.
The intrusion was ended after the individual slipped in front of the Lions bench and was captured by security. Whatever the true motivation for this action, one thing is clear. This person does not believe that all lives matter.
Ironically “all lives don’t matter” in Chicago and the city’s handling of the murder of Laquan McDonald is proof of that. While the police get away with murder everyday, it’s not too common that every official from the Mayor to the District Attorney is involved with a cover up in order to keep up appearances for election season.
From Chicago AP
A person dressed in a gorilla suit and a T-shirt that read “All Lives Matter” ran on the field during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Lions-Bears game at Soldier Field.
The person was tackled by security near the 40-yard line on the south side of the field near the Detroit bench. The fan was then escorted from the playing surface.
A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said he hadn’t heard about the incident. A message was left by The Associated Press seeking comment from the Bears.
The front of the person’s T-shirt read “All Lives Matter” in black lettering and the back said “Drop The Guns.”
The incident comes with several players in the league facing criticism for various displays during the national anthem. Some players who have protested have said they have concerns about treatment by police of African-Americans, a focal point for the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
There didn’t appear to be any protests by the Lions or Bears before Sunday’s game.