The home of New York Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock was burglarized on Tuesday, and the perpetrators left racist messages, including a swastika, drawn on his wall.
WCBS toured the athlete’s home, which was vandalized with the letters “KKK” and the “n-word,” as well as a message that read, “Go back to Africa.” Whitlock had to drape a blanket over the swastika to protect his 6-year-old son.
“It’s about to be 2017,” Whitlock said. “Oppression, racism, hatred, violence — there’s no need for that.”
Valuable items were taken including jewelry, although items like computers were left behind. However, this is the second time Whitlock’s home has been burglarized in a matter of weeks, and the fullback says there’s no way this was a 10-minute break-in.
“It’s very disheartening,” said his wife, Ashley Whitlock. “You never think, ‘This is going to happen to me.'”
Before joining the Giants, Whitlock was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and served as a member of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
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