Skip to comments.AAU team dons 'I AM TRAYVON' shirts at tournament in Las Vegas
Posted on 07/25/2013 4:06:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
From left, members of Game Elite: John Carlos Reyes, Avery Patterson, Antonio Lang, Shawntrez Davis
LAS VEGAS -- They strolled into the auxiliary gym at Rancho High School with backpacks on and the message clear on their shirts: I AM TRAYVON.
Every player on Game Elite's 17U squad was donning the T-shirts during warm-ups and didn't remove them until it was time to tip. The AAU program based out of Atlanta first displayed the shirts Wednesday night, and per program co-director Ryan Falker, they'll wear the shirts before and after games for the duration of their stay for tournament play in Las Vegas this week.
"We all wanted to wear the shirts because, even though the right thing didn't turn out in court we wanted everyone to know we haven't forgotten about this," Avery Patterson said.
The team became emotionally connected to the Trayvon Martin story/George Zimmerman trial as it progressed into July. And while at an AAU tournament in Georgia two weeks ago, every player sat in one hotel room to hear the verdict late on a Saturday night. When George Zimmerman was found not guilty, the reaction from the team was emotional and intense, according to the players I spoke with.
"It really impressed me because I didn't realize how connected the team was to the story, the social issue, they were all informed," Falker said. "Just based off their emotions and reactions, I was trying to think of something we could do as a team to show a united front for that situation."
Falker, 38, said it was the idea of the players to make the shirts and wear them. Coaches and spectators alike noticed immediately on Thursday -- and Wednesday as well.....
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So, boys, you’re admitting to being drug abusing, violent THUGS? OK, we’ll be on guard in case you force us to Trayvon YOU!
I will refrain from commenting as I like posting here.
what’s AAU ?
angry a-hole undergrads?
Darn, must buy more ammunition.
Well that’s 4 bucks for Sybrina
Note the names of these useful idiots. They will soon be forgotten and we won’t likely hear anything good from any of them in the future.
From the pictures I have little doubt that they are indeed Trayvon wannabees.
I wouldn’t brag about being a thug.
Get me some 9mm and .22LR while you’re there, okay?
So the shirts are saying “I am a pot smoking coke head thief”, cool.
Wanna bet that the shirts, time and energy are funded by an Obama group like say “SEIU” or similar...they’re being paid for their services.
AAU = Amateur Athletic Union.
They used to be the governing body of track and field and long distance running.
These boys decided to be liberal, supporting the liberal side in a controversial issue in the news.
what would happen if someone wore an I Am Zimmerman shirt? Would that be cause for inciting a riot????
OK, where are the “I AM ANTONIO” shirts? Antonio who?? Antonio West.
So all the women of the area should keep a close eye on their jewelry.And 7 Eleven stores should keep an eye on their Skittles.Ooops,that’s right...he didn’t steal the Skittles.
Trayvon, the helpless terrified child? Git ‘em a binky.
I would agree that that is exactly what they are in spirit; i.e. those that assault innocent people.