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Raiders receive backlash for tweet after Chauvin verdict in Floyd’s killing

The Raiders appeared to send a statement Tuesday in support of the verdict in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial for killing George Floyd, but the message they sent missed the mark — and it wasn’t close. “I CAN BREATHE,” the Raiders’ official Twitter account tweeted. The message was a twist on the dying words of both Floyd, who Chauvin knelt upon for more than eight minutes, and Eric Garner, a Black man who died in 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by New York City police. Both men were recorded on video saying “I can’t breathe” before their deaths. Raiders own…

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