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Chiefs player addresses violence in Charlottesville

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This is a 2017 photo of Chris Conley of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team. This image reflects the Kansas City Chiefs active roster as of Tuesday, May 30, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo) This is a 2017 photo of Chris Conley of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team. This image reflects the Kansas City Chiefs active roster as of Tuesday, May 30, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)
A screenshot of the tweets Conley made addressing the situation in Charlottesville. (KCTV) A screenshot of the tweets Conley made addressing the situation in Charlottesville. (KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Chris Conley, wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, took to Twitter on Saturday night to express his thoughts about what has happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters on Saturday left three dead and 23 injured. The day of violent clashes culminated in a car slamming into a street crowded with people, killing 1 person and injuring 19 others. 

On Saturday night a federal investigation was launched into the matter.

Conley posted in a series of four tweets:

Hate is learned, hence hate is taught. Love can be learned also. It's sad to see so many people who think this country is only for "them".

Even sadder is today is the first day some people are acknowledging the ugly head of hatred and racism.

It's been here. Some of us have experienced it all the while. And in public ignorance this hatred has grown and festered.

The loss of life today is tragic. Maybe this will wake some and unite others to see what people have been talking about for some time.

He later added an additional tweet that appeared to reference Marshawn Lynch, running back for the Oakland Raiders. He was seen sitting during the national anthem yesterday, which has upset some people. 

Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved. The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report.

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