NFL player’s home vandalized with ‘Trump,’ racist messages on walls
Nikita Whitlock, a fullback for the New York Giants, came home this week to a vandalized house covered in racial slurs and the name of President-elect Donald Trump.
The home was broken into, and the messages “KKK,” and “Go back to Africa,” were scrawled on walls, as well as other slurs, swastikas and Trump’s name.
“It just re-establishes that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, this can happen to you,” Whitlock told CBS New York.
“It’s very disgusting, actually. It’s very disheartening,” added his wife, Ashley Whitlock. “You hear about things that do happen, but you never think, ‘Oh, this could happen to me.’”
Jewelry, video games and other valuable were reported stolen from the house, which Whitlock, his wife and children had only left for a few hours during the time of the break-in.
Whitlock reported his home, located in Moonachie, was also broken into around Thanksgiving.
“It’s about to be 2017,” Whitlock added. “Oppression, violence, racism, hatred, violence — there’s no need for that.”