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High School Wrestling Coach Fired For Making Mockery Of Death Of George Floyd Saying “I Can Breathe With A Knee In My Neck”! (Video)

High School Wrestling Coach Fired For Making Mockery Of Death Of George Floyd Saying “I Can Breathe With A Knee In My Neck”! (Video)

by June 2, 2020 0 comments

I’m Not Dead Yet!!
By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

Those were the insane words of a man who felt like social media was the place for him to prove that George Floyd was not a victim of police brutality but that he in fact was just a victim of his own body being fragile!

A HIGH school school wrestling coach was reportedly fired because he reenacted George Floyd’s brutal arrest in a Facebook post. 

Dave Hollenbeck, 44, a first-year coach at Bethel High School in Spanaway, Washington, shared a smiling photo of himself with a knee to the back of his neck – just days after Floyd‘s brutal death.

 The post was widely shared on social media
The post was widely shared on social mediaCredit: Facebook
 A still from the video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd
A still from the video of Chauvin kneeling on FloydCredit: Twitter

His stance mimicked the widely circulated of Floyd, 46, who died on Monday after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvinsparking nationwide outrage.

“Not dead yet I’m doing this for … police officers the media is a race baiting machine and I’m tired of it,” Hollenbeck captioned the controversial post.

“I’m going to speak out every time if you don’t like that I’m sorry but I love All people.. Wake up America.”

Screenshots of Hollenbeck’s post spread all over social media and he admitted he posted the picture, according to NBC News.

School spokesperson Douglas Boyles told NBC News Hollenbeck has been fired.

 Floyd's death sparked widespread outrage, protests, looting, and riots
Floyd’s death sparked widespread outrage, protests, looting, and riotsCredit: Facebook
 Hollenbeck was sacked
Hollenbeck was sackedCredit: Facebook

“His behavior was not consistent with our equity initiatives and nondiscrimination policies,” their statement said.

Hollenbeck insisted that his post wasn’t racist and he was defending cops.

“I know how hard it is for them to do their job safely,” he said. “That’s what made me post that.

“I don’t have all the facts … I don’t know if anybody does.”

An experienced wrestler with a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Hollenbeck said he wanted to prove Chauvin’s technique – “a knee on the back of the neck” – could not have killed Floyd.

“That was never my intent to be racist in any way,” Hollenbeck explained. “I was sticking up for the cops that the technique is sound if done correct.”

 The high school coach has insisted he isn't racist
The high school coach has insisted he isn’t racistCredit: Facebook
 Hollenbeck argued that you couldn't die from a knee to the neck
Hollenbeck argued that you couldn’t die from a knee to the neckCredit: Twitter

Hollenbeck went to say that he trained multiple people on how to control people without striking them and event provided security for 2012 presidential candidate.

Since he was fired, the coach repeatedly denied he was a racist in series of videos on Facebook.

In one of them, he raged: “I got fired from two jobs today and I lost my academy but I feel the freest that I have ever been.

“And that’s because I don’t answer to anyone anymore. I answer to me.”

He said a previous employer said they would expose a Nazi wrestling character he played if he didn’t leave his post.

“My tattoos are not Nazis. I am not that … “I am a big people lover.”

 As outrage spread, so too did the protests from Minnesota to New York
As outrage spread, so too did the protests from Minnesota to New YorkCredit: Adam Gray
 The lit up city of Minneapolis as buildings were set on fire
The lit up city of Minneapolis as buildings were set on fireCredit: AP:Associated Press

Hollenback disagreed with the way he was portrayed in various interviews and said he didn’t agree with the consensus “that technique killed a man.”

“I’m thinking of ways to prove that in an entertaining way,” he said. “Because things are going to change.”

Floyd’s death has sparked widespread outrage, rioting, protests, and condemnation in various states after he was killed in Minnesota earlier this week.

His family and girlfriend,Courteney Ross, have pleaded with demonstrators to protest peacefully to honor his memory after three days of violence and looting.