UFC Fighters weigh in on the tragic events in Charlottesville

August 13, 2017 4:00 pm by Chris Taylor

One person was killed and nineteen were injured when James Alex Fields Jr. slammed his vehicle into a group of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Fields Jr. was arrested shortly after the incident and on Saturday he was charged with second-degree murder.

In addition to the one death and 19 injuries caused from the Field Jr. car crash, city officials stated that there were at least 15 other injuries associated with the rally.

The white nationalist rally has garnered national attention all weekend long and many individuals have voiced their disgust and sadness with the situation.

A few UFC fighters decided to touch on the terrible situation in Charlottesville.

Here is what they had to say.

“Speechless…… #IsThisOurCountry ??#PrayForCharolettesville #PRAYforourCOUNTRY #charolettesville” – Tyron Woodley

“It doesn’t matter what weapon you use. All that matters is what is in your heart. #forgiveness #freedom #love” – Tim Kennedy

“You can’t be a #Nazi and pro-America. Those things are mutually exclusive. We fought a war over it that the entire world was involved in.” – Tim Kennedy

“#Charlottesville stay safe with all this bs #miami is home and I’m glad it is” – Jorge Masvidal

“If you’re a racist piece of shit, go ahead and unfollow me.” – Chase Sherman

“Isn’t it ironic when Trump was running people were comparing him to Hilter… now we have Americans carrying Nazi flags?! #staywoke” – Corey Anderson

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