Muhammad Ali refusing to participate in American Imperialism, protesting the Vietnam War and standing up for his religion is not comparable to Kyrie Irving refusing to take a COVID vaccine. Y’all are fucking stupid
So we’re all clear, Muhammad Ali refused to kill people in Vietnam, and protested the idea of doing America’s bidding and coming home to America’s racism. Kyrie is refusing a vaccine for a deadly virus.
Muhammad Ali sacrificed his livelihood in his prime in a sport with like a 5 year window of prime performance to stand against imperialism
Kyrie is getting paid $15M to stay at home and do hotep infowars
They are not the same. And if you black making that analogy, slap yourself
This was posted in March by the Muhammad Ali Center. Per @snopes it likely shows Ali getting his smallpox vaccine in 1974 before heading to then-Zaire for the Rumble in the Jungle. In other words, Ali believed in getting vaxxed in order to go to work as an athlete (or to school).
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Kyrie Irving is NOT the modern-day Ali. Not even close. If anything he’s the opposite. Muhammad Ali refused to take the lives of POC in war. Kyrie refuses to protect the lives of POC in a pandemic. And the wingers praising him DON’T CARE ABOUT POC AT ALL.