George Clooney mentions Tamir Rice in poem penned in support of NFL protests

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Updated: Sep. 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM EDT
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Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police at Cudell Rec Center in November 2014....
Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police at Cudell Rec Center in November 2014. (Source: Family)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Dozens of celebrities have been throwing their support behind NFL players and George Clooney is one of them.

Clooney isn't taking a knee but he's putting his pen to paper.

Tuesday the Oscar-winning director, actor and activist penned a poem for The Daily Beast.

 George Clooney’s Prayer for Our Country

 I pray for my country.

I pray that we can find more that unites us than divides us.

I pray that our nation's leaders want to do the same.

I pray that young children like Tamir Rice can feel safe in their own neighborhood.

I pray for all of our children.

I pray for our police and our first responders.

I pray for our men and women of the armed services.

I pray that dissent will always be protected in this great country.

I pray for a more perfect union.

And when I pray, I kneel.

Clooney's poem was published just days after President Donald Trump said players who refuse to stand for the singing of the national anthem before sporting events should be 'fired'.

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