If Michael Vick got two years in prison for his dogfighting case, then his brother Marcus Vick reckons that George Zimmerman deserved at least 30 years behind bars.
The outspoken and controversial brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tweeted his feelings about the case late last week, when the prosecution was making closing arguments. He said the Florida man should be found guilty and sit in a prison cell for a long time.
But after the six-person jury decided Saturday that George Zimmerman was not guilty of second degree murder for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Marcus Vick had even stronger words for what he saw as a gross injustice.
Zimmerman and his defense team claimed that the self-appointed neighborhood watch captain shot the 17-year-old in self-defense, a claim that jurors agreed with.
Celebrities and public figures took to social media after the verdict to express their anger and disappointment with the verdict.
“The acquittal of George Zimmerman is a slap in the face to the American people but it is only the first round in the pursuit of justice. We intend to ask the Department of Justice to move forward as they did in the Rodney King case and we will closely monitor the civil case against Mr. Zimmerman.”
Marcus Vick was particularly outspoken. Before the verdict he compared the case to his brother, Michael Vick, who served two years for running a dogfighting ring.
Zimmerman better get 30+ years in prison. If my brother had to do 2 years it’s a must. Not self defense when u chase down an innocent kid
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) July 11, 2013
After the not guilty verdict was announced Saturday night, he unleashing a string of profanity-laden tweets, including direct threats to George Zimmerman.
“Zimmerman u peace of DOG s**t if I ever seen u I would run up n let u beat my a** then I’ll pop u right between the eyes u cricket B**ch”
Marcus has caused trouble for Michael Vick in the past. In November, Marcus publicly criticized the Eagles for not making the best use of his brother, prompting Michael to ask him to lay off Twitter for a while.