Lakers’ Moe Wagner
Sorry For Liking Pro-George Zimmerman Tweet
… It Was an Accident!
6/19/2019 8:18 AM PDT
L.A. Lakers forward Moe Wagner says he didn’t intentionally “like” a pro-George Zimmerman tweet earlier this week … and now he’s apologizing to “anyone I hurt.”
The 22-year-old German-born NBA player came under fire when people noticed he “liked” a tweet that essentially justified Zimmerman’s 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin.
The tweet also said, “The black community [Zimmerman] had volunteered his time to help prior to the incident tried to ruin him.”
Yeah, it’s bad.
Zimmerman was found not guilty of 2nd-degree murder and manslaughter in the Martin case — but most people still believe the guy is a scumbag.
In fact, Wagner’s Lakers teammate, LeBron James, was one of the most vocal critics of Zimmerman during the hearing.
But, Wagner — L.A.’s 1st-round pick in 2018 — is now making it clear he is NOT a Zimmerman supporter — and says the “like” was a genuine mistake.
“I’d like to apologize and say I genuinely have no idea how that tweet was liked from my account,” Wagner tweeted.
“I would never purposely like something so terrible, and I’m sorry to anyone I hurt.”
Wagner’s account has since unliked the tweet.