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Hong Kong protests see Lebron James jersey burnt

Hong Kong protests have taken a new twist as many of them burnt the jersey of NBA Star Lebron James.

The group of protesters went further to tear a photo of Lebron James as they gathered in a circle to watch his jersey burn.

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The latest Hong Kong protests follow the NBA star’s remarks in regard to the demands the protesters are calling from the government.

He was quoted saying that free speech comes with its negativity that will harm others be it physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.

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He went ahead to admit that there is free speech but there is a lot of negativity that comes with it.

Lebron was answering a questioned posed to him about a previous comment by Houston Rockets manager Daryl Morey.

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Daryl Morey was in support of the protesters and their demand for free speech.

Following the comments, James has been accused of double standards as others say he used his status before to call for justice.

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They, however, noted that his latest sentiments were all about money and nothing else.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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