Steve Kerr says he hopes all Americans 'are disgusted' by recent police shootings

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Social injustice in the United States of America has been a talking point for a long time, but it has come to fore again in recent weeks following the actions of Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players.

However, it seems their message has been missed somewhat with people outraged at their perceived 'disrespect' of military personnel in the States.

The cold-blooded shooting on Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma has left people outraged at police behaviour and Kerr, who is well placed to speak about gun violence, believes that no matter what people feel about Kaepernick they need to listen to his message.

"It's probably one of the best things to come out of the Kaepernick issue is that people are talking, and that's a good thing," Kerr said, via Anthony Slater of the Bay Area News Group.

"No matter what side of the spectrum you're on, I would hope that every American is disgusted with what is going on around the country, what just happened in Tulsa two days ago with Terence Crutcher.

"It doesn't matter what side you're on on the Kaepernick stuff. You better be disgusted about the things that are happening. I understand people who are offended by his stance. Maybe they have a military family member who is offended.

"Maybe they lost somebody in a war and that flag or the anthem means a lot more to them than someone else. But then you flip it around, and what about non-violent protests? That's America. This is what our country is about. It's a non-violent protest. That's what it should be about."

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