NFL vet Benjamin Watson shares poignant Facebook message on Ferguson

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This week, several professional athletes have posted messages related to the events in Ferguson on their social media accounts.

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson may not have the fanbase of top pros like LeBron James, Serena Williams or Kobe Bryant, but you wouldn’t know it judging from the reaction to his Facebook post on Ferguson.

Tuesday night, Watson posted on his official Facebook fan page a message that many feel captures the wide range of emotions following a grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

The 10-year NFL veteran wrote that he was both “hopeless” and “hopeful,” while also describing himself feeling “confused,” “offended” and “introspective.”

Ultimately, Watson shared with his Facebook fans that he was “encouraged” because the “Gospel gives mankind hope.”

The post has been shared more than 270,000 times and resulted in more than 40,000 comments.

Watson’s full Facebook message is below:

At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson…

Posted by Benjamin Watson on Tuesday, November 25, 2014