Israel Adesanya issues defiant message of support following New Zealand mosque shootings
Israel Adesanya has quickly made his name for fighting in the UFC Octagon, but he made headlines recently for another type of fight, even without meaning to do so.
Adesanya spoke out on his Instagram account following the tragic terrorist attack on two mosques on Friday in New Zealand, where he resides.
“Normally, these terrorist attacks are known to happen overseas (‘Murica), so you never really pay it no mind cuz ‘(New Zealand) isn’t as bad with racism.’ But it happened here in New Zealand and we have to make sure that we stay staunch together. We won’t let them win. This is our home,” Adesanya wrote.
His message followed Friday’s mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, where at last count on Saturday the death toll had reached 50. The number of individuals still hospitalized also stood at 50 with 12 of those people classified as being in critical condition.
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