Hall of fame wide receiver, Jerry Rice, recanted his statement that he made nearly a month ago on his disapproval of Black Lives Matter.
Rice tweeted his apology Wednesday evening, stating he didn’t understand the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jerry Rice’s via twitter
In August, Rice criticized 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernicks’s ongoing protest of the national anthem in which he said he cannot support anyone who disrespects the national flag.
Rice also tweeted his lack of support. The tweet said, “All lives matter. So much going on in this world today. Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don’t disrespect the flag.”
Rice’s tweet has since been deleted. “All Lives Matter” has been seen as opposition to the BLM movement.