Lining up to knock out George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman during his 2013 trial for second-degree murder. (Pool/Reuters)
George Zimmerman during his 2013 trial for second-degree murder. (Pool/Reuters)

Folks, this is getting ridiculous. Ever since it was announced last Thursday that George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin, would participate in a “celebrity” boxing match on March 1, every hardened would-be “hero” is coming out of the woodwork to one-up each other in a misguided contest to avenge the death of the unarmed 17-year-old.

First, it was the rapper the Game, who declared to TMZ, “I will beat the f— out of him.” He went on to say, “I would not be boxing for me. I’d be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family.” He added: “I would box him to knock him out. I would definitely take pleasure in it. It’s legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon.”

And then the rapper DMX got into the act with comments to TMZ that were so foul I’ll only quote some of them. “I am going to beat the living f— out him,” DMX said. “I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f— him right up.” Again, that’s not the worst of what he said. DMX later said he wanted to fight Zimmerman for “every black person who has been done wrong in the system.” Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder last July.

Again, I believe Zimmerman got away with murder. So do a lot of people. Unlike many of them, I have no desire to see the attention-starved fella mauled live on pay-per-view. No one should. Not only did the jury speak, but so did Trayvon’s parents.

“I want everyone to understand that Trayvon can’t rest in peace if there are any acts of vengeance,” Tracy Martin said on “The View” in the days after the verdict. “All we want is peace, peace, peace. It’s time for Trayvon to get some rest … our family needs to do some healing.” That will never happen as long as Zimmerman has a death wish and a long line of nitwits happy to make it come true.

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Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.
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