Why This NFL Player's Post on Ferguson Has Gone Viral
Read Benjamin Watson's heartfelt reaction to Michael Brown's death.
By RHEANA MURRAY
November 26, 2014, 5:57 PM
• 4 min read
-- NFL player Benjamin Watson is one of countless Americans still struggling to understand Michael Brown's shooting death at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer.
Watson, a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, poured his heart out in a viral Facebook post late Tuesday. He described himself as confused, embarrassed, offended, angry and sad for a variety of reasons.
"I'm angry because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes," he wrote.
The post has been shared more than 150,000 times on Facebook, and it appears Watson's honesty is what made the update go viral. Fans commented that they are "proud" of the athlete and "in awe." "Tears running down my face," one woman wrote.