This Prized Football Recruit Rocked an 'I Hope I Don't Get Killed for Being Black Today' T-Shirt

This Prized Football Recruit Rocked an 'I Hope I Don't Get Killed for Being Black Today' T-Shirt

"Tyreke Smith is a human first. Don't tell him to 'stick to football.'"

Published June 23, 2017

Tyreke Smith is one of the most sought-after, prized football recruits in the country.

And the 17-year-old defensive end is also WOKE. That was more than evidenced earlier this week when Smith rocked a T-shirt during his visit to Ohio State University that read, "I hope I don't get killed for being Black today."

Twitter immediately took notice, saluting the young man for making a woke statement during his OSU visit.

  1. The Internet immediately recognized the woke t-shirt and statement that Tyreke Smith made

    Twitter and beyond saluted him for it.

  2. People more than appreciated his real talk

    #Facts.

  3. Others immediately wanted to get the t-shirt to rock themselves

    #Woke out here.

  4. People loved the shirt's message, but were also saddened by the harsh reality that we're living in

    So true.

  5. And when some people tried the classic 'stick to football' line reserved for any time an athlete makes a socially active statement, Twitter shut them down quickly

    Talk to 'em.

  6. The bottom line on Tyreke Smith is...

    Well said. We applaud him, too. Salute, young man.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: MBK Branding via Twitter)

COMMENTS

Latest in news