Andrew Hawkins wears protest T-shirt, Cleveland police aren’t pleased- Picture

Updated: December 15, 2014
Andrew Hawkins wears protest T-shirt, Cleveland police aren't pleased- Picture

Andrew Hawkins Wears Shirt For Tamir Rice and John Crawford, Police Union Demands Apology

Andrew Hawkins wore the black T-shirt during pre-game warmups and introductions for Cleveland’s home game against Cincinnati. The messages read: “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” on the front and “The Real Battle for Ohio” on the back.

The 12-year-old Rice died Nov. 22 after he was shot by a rookie officer investigating a complaint about the youngster, who was carrying a fake gun. Crawford, 22, was fatally shot Aug. 5 while holding an air-pellet rifle inside a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Cleveland police union president Jeff Follmer told that Hawkins is “disrespecting the police on a job that we had to do and make a split-second decision.”

The Browns later lost to the Bengals 30-0 in Johnny Manziel’s widely anticipated debut as an NFL starter.