Minnesota athletes offer words after death of George Floyd, unrest in Twin Cities

Several Minnesota athletes have given their thoughts on social media.
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Kirk Cousins

As riots continue across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, many Minnesota athletes have taken to social media to try to give their thoughts during this tense situation.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was one of many to weigh in with a post on his Instagram, saying his heart is broken for the city of Minneapolis, which has seen rioting and looting since Wednesday evening.

A pair of Cousins' teammates followed suit as Adam Thielen and Michael Pierce tried to find the words to describe the situation and find a solution moving forward.

Some athletes such as North Dakota State quarterback and Marshall, Minn. native Trey Lance also joined the movement, marching in a peaceful protest in Fargo before the situation escalated into a riot later Saturday evening.

Other athletes from the area also made their thoughts known offering prayers for Minneapolis and their feelings on the situation.

Floyd was killed on Memorial Day evening in Minneapolis. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday in connection with the death, and major cities across the country have experienced riots over the weekend in response.

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