There's been an uptick of reported hate crimes since Donald Trump became the president-elect last month.
And one of the New York Giants has become the latest victim.
CBS New York reported that Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock's home was vandalized Tuesday night, with the alleged perpetrators having scribbled a swastika in addition to "KKK," "N****r" and "Go back to Africa" on the walls of his Moonachie, New Jersey apartment.
"It just re-establishes that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, this can happen to you," Whitlock told CBS.
Added his wife, Ashley Whitlock, "It's very disgusting, actually. It's very disheartening. You hear about things that do happen, but you never think, 'Oh, this could happen to me."
CBS documented the Whitlocks' vandalized home, including the racist graffiti and swastika, which Nikita covered up to protect his six-year-old son.
The Giants fullback's same New Jersey apartment was also broken into around Thanksgiving, according to CBS, and police are investigating that as well.
“It’s about to be 2017,” Nikita added. “Oppression, violence, racism, hatred, violence, there’s no need for that.”
Nikita said he, his wife and their two children had only been out for a few hours Tuesday, only to return to a ransacked home.
Jewelry and video game systems were also stolen from their home.
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