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- N0tail makes a statement regarding the protests that are happening in the USA.
It is common knowledge that there have been widespread protests across the United States of America, following the death of George Floyd due to police brutality. Several celebrities have registered their statements and voiced their support for this movement. In the esports side of things, multiple game publishers, esports teams and influencers have also made their statements regarding the same.
OG’s captain Johan “N0tail” Sundstein has also made a statement regarding these events, by uploading a video on his Twitter account.
He prefaced the video with a statement that reads:
“I don't condone violence, but I can see the anger and dissatisfaction in the American people.
Leaders need to be held accountable for their actions, and lack of action.”
In the video, the player states:
“I hate to see history repeat itself. American history is riddled with very tragic and sad events. It feels like we are living in one right now. It is really hard to see the leaders being so unaccountable. It’s very infuriating and I am not even a citizen, I am watching from the outside. I hope that a change will happen, the system will change.
Certain values that America has been so proud of and held so high, such as ‘being the land of the free’ have more or less been proven to be a lie. I know things can be better. I’ve seen things work much better.
I really hope for everyone in the US, that change will happen. I think people are fighting the good fight. It is a very bad thing, I think, if we talk about people doing the rioting different. Riots happen for a reason, right? The real cause of everything needs to be addressed and can’t be forgotten. I feel like a lot of people are trying to make people forget what everything is about.
All the best to everyone in the US.”
You can watch the video HERE.
Earlier this week, Liquid’s support Tommy "Taiga" Le also made a statement about these protests.
Many other NA esports teams including Evil Geniuses have also made statements about this matter.