Jack Del Rio, Washington Kinders football coach, has sparked controversy over his tweets regarding The upcoming hearing of the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6, 2021 attack, the Capitol.
In a tweet on MondayDel Rio, who is entering his third season as the leaders’ defensive coordinator, compared the riots to the national protests against police brutality that occurred in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd.
“I would like to understand the ‘whole story’ about why a summer of rioting, looting, arson and destruction of personal property is never discussed but this???” Del Rio wrote in his tweet, adding the hashtag “#CommonSense”.
He made the comparison in response to Brookings Institution Fellow Norm Eisen Twitter A story he wrote about the committee’s sessions.
Del Rio’s tweet Effects Backlash from Twitter users, with one calling out the old NFL coach for his ill-advised comparison.
The 59-year-old coach responded to the post in a quoted tweet: “Yes, absolutely,” and added an emoji that looked like a Pinocchio nose, apparently claiming the other user’s post was a lie.
Hill reached out to Washington leaders for comment.
Del Rio, formerly the head coach of the Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars, was pretty cool. Open About his conservative social media beliefs in the past few years.
Del Rio’s comments come as the Jan. 6 commission announced last week that it will hold its first prime-time hearing on Thursday, adding that it will present previously unseen documents and a summary of its findings related to the attack.
The January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, where Trump supporters stormed the building in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election, killed five people.
The leaders have recently been embroiled in a series of controversies, including investigations by the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the NFL into allegations of workplace misconduct and financial impropriety by team and owner Daniel Snyder.