Herschel Walker calls for ‘unity,’ says protests should be from ‘9-to-5’

Former Georgia running back Herschel Walker attends a game at Sanford Stadium in Athens.
Former Georgia running back Herschel Walker attends a game at Sanford Stadium in Athens.

“I’m upset,” Herschel Walker starts. “Things are getting worse. We’re not coming together as a people.”

The former Georgia football star, in separate social media posts Tuesday, conveyed his disappointment of politicians for "sitting on the sidelines doing absolutely nothing" until President Trump tried to reestablish law and order following days of protests in Washington, D.C., Atlanta and elsewhere.

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Walker, an ardent supporter of the president, criticized the media for fanning flames of racial divide and labeled the people who damaged property during recent protests as "criminals."

“It’s enough. It’s time for us to come together,” he urged.

Walker, from his home in Dallas, offered himself as a political candidate for change as he urged followers to vote.

He continued on to say that “peaceful protest must be from 9-to-5.”

Everyone should be at home by 8 o'clock unless there's a good reason to be out, Walker said. Atlanta extended its curfew through Sunday.

In a separate post on Instagram, he was more critical of protesters, calling for leaders to execute “swift justice” on non-peaceful gatherings.

He declared he supported police, adding he would stand with the protesters who did so peacefully.

It is not the first time the Heisman winner has spoken out about protests and police brutality. In 2017, he was critical of the NFL’s response to players kneeling during the national anthem to bring awareness to police brutality.

"If you got to protest, protest off the job ..." Walker said.

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