PGA STARS RECEIVE BACKLASH, HATE AFTER ‘BLACKOUT TUESDAY’ POSTS

Following the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, social-media users took to Instagram on June 2 to post a single black square to represent a virtual moment of silence to remember Floyd and other victims of police violence as part of the “Blackout Tuesday” movement.

Among those who participated on Tuesday were PGA stars Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler.

As Golf Magazine’s Dylan Dethier documented on Twitter, those players received hate-filled responses and other backlash for their Instagram posts.

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