NFL player’s home vandalized with racist, hateful graffiti
On Tuesday, New York Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock arrived home to find that not only had his home been broken into but also the perpetrators had left behind racist graffiti.
He found a swastika as well as the words ‘KKK’ and ‘Go back to Africa’ in the graffiti, and he has covered it up in an effort to protect his 6-year-old son from that kind of hate.
“It just re-establishes that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, this can happen to you,” he said.
“It’s about to be 2017,” he said. “Oppression, violence, racism, hatred, violence, there’s no need for that.”
Whitlock and his wife, Ashley, moved into the apartment about six months ago, and already they have had two break-ins. Their video game systems were stolen, though other electronics were left behind, and they claim that they no longer feel safe at home.
“It’s very disgusting actually, it’s very disheartening,” Ashley said. “You hear about things that do happen but you never think ‘Oh, this is going to happen to me.’”
The break-in took place over Thanksgiving, and police are still investigating.