Despite that, Popovich used the incident as an example of “the racial injustice that we see, and it’s become more obvious because of the killings of so many young black men.”
Popovich cited no statistics to show the “many young black men” being killed by police before going on to criticize people who offer “thoughts and prayers” for the victims of tragedies.
From there, Popovich segued into a soliloquy about Michael Brown.
“Today is the six-year anniversary for Michael Brown. I don’t know if any of you thought of that today, but six years ago today, he was gunned down and killed,” Popovich sermonized.