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NEW YORK, New York (LifeSiteNews) – A “Fighter of the Decade” is standing up for the right of a former Rookie of the Year to make his own decisions about the COVID-19 jab. 

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. took to social media on Monday to defend Kyrie Irving’s decision not to get the experimental inoculation despite being pressured to do so.  

Mayweather posted a heartfelt video on Twitter in which he spoke to Irving directly, praising the athlete for his different roles in life and commending him for his “integrity.”


“You only wanted to be treated fair,” said Mayweather.  

“A free mind makes his own choices and a slave mind follows the crowd. Stand for something or fall for anything,” he continued.  

“One man can lead a revolution, to stand up and fight for what’s right. Once choice, one word, one action can change the world.”  

Mayweather concluded the video by saying, “I hope your actions encourage many others to stand up and say enough is enough. Respect to you, Kyrie, and power to the people.” 

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United has agreed to put off its threatened COVID vaccine mandate for another 2 weeks, as proceedings came to a screeching halt in federal court last Friday.

Mark Paoletta, a partner at Schaerr Jaffe representing the plaintiffs, was quoted by Breitbart as saying:

"Now everyone can follow the court’s decision to take the time and care needed to carefully consider the legitimate claims our clients have as we seek a solution that allows United to take necessary steps to combat COVID-19 while respecting the civil rights of valuable employees who have sincere religious objections or medical conditions that make them unable to take the vaccine."

While this appears to be a lessening of tensions and possibly a step in the right direction, we must wait till the case resumes on October 15 to see if United will scrap their draconian mandate.

In the meantime, we must continue to apply pressure on United.

So, please continue to SIGN and SHARE this pledge to boycott the airline giant for threatening to impose harsh measures - including forced unpaid leave - in order to coerce employees with religious or medical objections to the vaccine to take the jab.

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United Airlines is accused of not respecting the religious and medical COVID vaccine exemptions which the company offered to employees who cannot, in good conscience or health, take the vaccine.

2,000 employees of the industry giant are represented in two court cases which have been initiated to stop United from laying-off or indefinitely furloughing workers who have sought COVID vaccine exemptions.

Please SIGN this BOYCOTT of United and send the airline a stong message that you will not support the implementation of these draconian measures.

Many United Airlines employees have sincerely held religious objections to taking the COVID vaccines, while other employees have been told by their doctors not to take the vaccine due to health concerns.

The religious and medical rights of these employees must be respected, and, will hopefully be vindicated by the courts.

But, airlines are for-profit businesses, and apart from the legal incentives, there must also be financial incentives for them to respect their employees' religious and medical rights, and, indeed, the same rights of all Americans.

And, that's why we are calling for a boycott.

The CEO of United Airlines, Scott Kirby, and HR Manager, Kate Gebo, need to understand that the American public will not support businesses who force their employees or customers to violate their religious beliefs or their doctors' recommendations.

Of course, this is totally unnecessary.

United could simply make reasonable accommodations for their employees who are claiming either a religious or medical exemption.

But, until United adopts that policy, we are asking you to consider boycotting the "unfriendly skies" and find another airline for your travel needs. By doing so, you will meaningfully stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these aggrieved United employees.

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The video was posted with a caption that read “Choice is defined as an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. America gave us the choice to take the vaccine or not take the vaccine. As time moves on, that choice is gradually being stripped from us.”  

Mayweather also took to Instagram to discuss the matter, saying “It’s sad people are hated, punished, teased, and discriminated against for not taking the vaccine, for making their own choice, standing up for what they not only think is right, but know is right for them and their families.” 

He continued, saying, “A person should be free to make the decision best suited for themself. If we can’t make our own decisions, we are not truly free. Our forefathers fought for our freedom as our soldiers, first responders, and patriots continue to do to this day. Why is it when someone decides to do something differently from what we are told, it is right we condemn them? Condemn them for making a choice, choosing to be free, choosing not to conform to the norms society tells us not to conform to.” 

Irving, a player for the New York Nets and the NBA’s 2011 Rookie of the Year, was suspended by his team for the remainder of the 2021-22 season for refusing to get the jab. Similar incidents have occurred in other sports leagues, such as the NFL, where teams with unjabbed players that test positive for Covid will face severe penalties.  

In January 2020, Mayweather was declared the winner of  the Joe Louis Fighter of the Decade award by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here. 


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