Golf superstar Tiger Woods has said violent protests were not the answer to the “shocking tragedy” that led to George Floyd’s death.
Unrest flared across the United States on Monday in protest of George Floyd who died as a result of Police brutality.
Woods said he had the “utmost respect” for police and likened the situation to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, after four police were acquitted over the beating of motorist Rodney King.
The Golf superstar took to his Twitter handle to voice his displeasure and call for peace.
He tweeted: “My heart goes out to George Floyd, his loved ones and all of us who are hurting right now,”
“I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement. They train so diligently to understand how, when and where to use force. This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.”
“I remember the LA riots and learned that education is the best path forward. We can make our points without burning the very neighbourhoods that we live in.’’
“I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society.”
America is witnessing its most widespread protests since the 1960s after Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being arrested in Minneapolis