When UFC star Jon Jones saw what appeared to be a young white man with his face covered holding a spray paint can during the George Floyd protests in New Mexico on Sunday, the fighter promptly relieved him of his ability to do any damage.
Jon Jones: Is any of this ‘even about George Floyd anymore?’
Jones posted a video of himself in Albuquerque confronting two people who were shown holding spray cans. He demanded one them, who looked like a young white man or teen, to give him his can. After that happened he walked over to another person who immediately gave up their can to Jones.
"This is not the way."
UFC fighter Jon Jones confronted two people carrying spray cans around Albuquerque.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) June 1, 2020
“Is this s*** even about George Floyd anymore,” Jones asked in the video. “Why the f*** are you punk a** teenagers destroying our cities!??”
Jones continued, “As a young black man trust me I’m frustrated as well but this is not the way. We are starting to make a bad situation worse. If you really got love for your city (505), protect your s***. All you old heads need to speak up, call your young family members and tell them to come home tonight.”
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Is this shit even about George Floyd anymore?!? Why the fuck are you punk ass teenagers destroying our cities!?? 🤬🤬 As a young black man trust me I’m frustrated as well but this is not the way, we are starting to make a bad situation worse. If you really got love for your city (505), protect your shit. All you old heads need to speak up, call your young family members and tell them to come home tonight.
Riots Unfolding Nationwide
Jones actions Sunday night took place as many cities across America turned violent where vandalism and looting was rampant.
The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week sparked widespread protests across the U.S. throughout the week.
White parents, where are your kids? UFC fighter Jon Jones walking around confiscating spray paint cans from white teenagers. His words: “Why the f* are you punk a$$ kids destroying our cities? Trust me…I am frustrated as well but this is not the way…”pic.twitter.com/P0rLUjiA99
— Anthony Bradley (@drantbradley) June 1, 2020
Video showed Floyd was in custody when Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin put his his knee on the Floyd’s neck. As Floyd begged for help, he eventually died.
Authorities said Friday that Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.