Another demanded apology that will likely go unanswered and is pathetic and stupid either way.

Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt demanding justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford before Sunday’s today's game against the Bengals.


Failing to learn from the ridiculousness of the St. Louis police union’s recent demand for an apology (which they never received), the Cleveland police issued the following statement:

It's pretty pathetic when athletes think they know the law. They should stick to what they know best on the field. The Cleveland Police protect and serve the Browns stadium and the Browns organization owes us an apology.

Once again, another example of on of the eight lowest forms of human communication: The demanded apology. The adult version of “Take it back!” A form of passive-aggressive punishment that typically results in the petty, meaningless satisfaction in knowing that you made someone say something that they would rather not have said, with no guarantee of sincerity. 

Like the St. Louis police union, I suspect that the Cleveland police will not be receiving an apology anytime soon, which makes the demanded apology even more pathetic.

Person or organization who will somehow feel better if another person is forced to make an insincere apology: “You’re mean. Apologize!”

Person who probably did nothing wrong: “No!”

End of dialogue.

When are people going to learn?