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Antonio Brown throws his support behind Kanye West after Adidas split

Max Sherry

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Antonio Brown throws his support behind Kanye West after Adidas split

Antonio Brown has leapt to the defence of Kanye West after the rapper's contract with sportswear giant Adidas was terminated.

Adidas cut ties with Kanye following a string of anti-semitic comments, the company releasing a statement saying their brand 'does not tolerate anti-semitism and any other sort of hate speech'.

The rapper has been widely criticised for posting several anti-semitic statements on social media in recent weeks, including a tweet sent in early October stating he would go 'death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE'.

But it seems not everyone shares the belief that Kanye was deserving of his punishment.

In news that won't come as much of a surprise to anyone, ex-NFL star Antonio Brown has somehow managed to get involved, throwing his support behind Ye.

AB, who is the president of Kanye's Donda Sports, said: "The world's reactionary and selective outrage at comments in the media made by my brother, Ye, have inflamed and sparked rampant conversation and reflection."

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Adidas aren't the only ones to announce their divorce from the music artist either with Balenciaga also following suit.

"The people and brands that have relentlessly profited from Black ideas and Black culture chose to distance themselves at a very specific time: a time that demonstrated their prioritization of certain groups over others," Brown said.

"None of us in this world are free of judgment, yet we live in a time where scrutiny and pessimism have driven our dialogues on cultural issues toward diatribes.

"Sensationalism and groupthink have forced people to not speak their minds and act out in fear rather than love. For these reasons, I stand by my dedication to freedom of speech, thought, and opinion."

Judging by his comments, AB clearly plans on staying with Donda in Ye's absence.

He added: "I remain true to the mission of Donda and our amazing staff and community.

"I remain committed to bringing new ideas, experiences, and designs to our world I remain in support of the humanity that is Ye."

A number of high-profile athletes have taken an exception to Kanye's comments.

The likes of Super Bowl champion Aaron Donald and NBA star Jaylen Brown have lead the chorus of sports stars who have voiced their concerns with Ye's stance.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Australia, NFL, American Football, Adidas

Max Sherry
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