Irving, TX – Former National Football League running back Herschel Walker said he would work with airlines to send people who want to defund the police to countries that don’t have police forces.
Walker, 58, made his comments June 17 on Twitter.
“I have an idea …,” Walker tweeted. “For all these people who don’t want any police, I’d love to meet with American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest and make a deal to fly them to countries that don’t have police. I want them to be happy!”
A day earlier, Walker had posted on Twitter that he wanted to be part of the solution.
“We’re civilized people,” Walker tweeted on June 14. “Why can’t true congressmen/women and senators get together with leaders from all ethnic groups, both left and right, to find solutions… unless certain people in Washington don’t want to see a change. I’m volunteering myself as one of the black leaders.”
Walker also retweeted a comment his son Christian Walker made on Twitter regarding the riots that broke out after anti-police protests.
Christian Walker tweeted, “My dad grew up in the deep south as a poor black man and turned himself into an notable athlete, business man, and person. No, I don’t feel bad for ‘oppressed’ people who run around burning buildings down. I’m not sorry I’m grateful for my country/the opportunities it’s given me.”
The Hill reported that Walker was longtime friends with President Donald Trump.
Walker played for the New Jersey Generals in the United States Football League in the 1984 and 1985.
That New Jersey team was owned by Trump.
Walker signed a three-year, $5 million contract in 1983 that made him that league’s top paid player at the time, according to The Oklahoman.
Walker also played 12 years in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. He was selected to two Pro Bowls. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1982 while playing at the University of Georgia.