ESPN host Max Kellerman claimed Tuesday that “a big percentage” of the violence that has occurred during the ongoing protests in the U.S. for the past several months has been carried out by “extremist right-wing agitators,” who are trying “to make the protests look bad.”
According to The Hill, Kellerman, who co-hosts “First Take” with Stephen A. Smith, told the show’s audience that “93% of the protests are peaceful,” arguing that “the 7 percent [that] are not, there is a very broad definition of what’s not quote-unquote peaceful. For example, if you block traffic or something like that. Or if you respond to police provocation.
“And even then,” Kellerman continued, “a big percentage of that that wasn’t peaceful is actually outside agitators, extremist right-wing agitators posing as protesters to make the protests look bad.”
Politicos on both sides of the aisle reacted to Kellerman’s comments on social media, with conservative Ian Miles Cheong tweeting, “There is no evidence to support this claim, and it dismisses the unrest Antifa itself is proud of.” . . .
The sports pundit was reacting to UFC star Colby Covington, a fan of President Donald Trump, saying in a post-victory speech over the weekend, “I’m sick of these woke athletes and these spineless cowards like LeBron James.” (Read more from “ESPN Host Claims ‘Extreme Right-Wing Agitators’ Carrying Out Violence ‘to Make Protests Look Bad'” HERE)