Alouettes’ Khari Jones obtained dying threats whereas enjoying for Winnipeg


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An emotional Khari Jones revealed on Tuesday how, like so many different African Individuals, he has been victimized by racial profiling, police brutality and even dying threats.

Maybe what makes his story so stunning and troubling on the similar time, is that one of many incidents occurred in Canada, whereas he was enjoying quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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“Canada’s a lot better (than the U.S.) and I really feel a lot better (about) the social local weather, however there’s nonetheless points,” Jones stated throughout a video convention name.

The Alouettes head coach made it clear he hasn’t spoken a lot in regards to the incidents. And, whereas he has been identified to get emotional together with his gamers, he not often discusses such private and profound issues with the media.

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When Jones performed for the Bombers within the early 2000s, he stated he obtained a sequence of threatening letters — not solely as a result of he’s black, but additionally on account of his interracial marriage. Jones stated he has retained that mail to today as a reminder of the hatred that also exists.