Saturday afternoon, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin trended on Twitter. He wasn't sick or dealing with legal troubles. The fans just wanted to show appreciation for his hatred of racism. They specifically mentioned the time that he blasted the Confederate flag while calling it a symbol of oppression, hate, and inequality.
Austin reportedly commented sometime in the past, but it resurfaced amid the ongoing protests over George Floyd's murder. Although a few wrestling fans questioned the authenticity of the social media account. They still appreciated that he does not accept the "heritage not hate" argument surrounding the Confederate flag. Instead, he focuses on the history and how the "heritage" was built on the backs of slaves.
The fans were vocal in their support of Austin and his comments about racism. They posted countless remarks about how he is a "legendary" figure in wrestling, as well as animated Gifs of him fighting Donald Trump. Others posted audio of Austin supporting gay marriage as further evidence that he wants equality for everyone.
AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE pic.twitter.com/mq8EU7lAiP— Vanilla Gorilla, Esq. (@RomanticBallad) June 6, 2020
Stone Cold Steve Austin has been against racism since 2007, before and beyond. That's why he's my all time favourite and that's the bottom line because stone cold said so... #StoneColdSteveAustin pic.twitter.com/tJ6RiNSgor— Raphael Wilson (@089968Raph_) June 6, 2020
Texas Rattlesnake knows what's up. pic.twitter.com/rdX6E8sTyC— ScareDonaldTrump.com 🦉 (@beyond_process) June 6, 2020
If this is real my years of childhood hatred for him may have melted away lol— RunitupRy😈 (@RobinBankz_) June 6, 2020
Back in 2014 he came out aggressively in favor of gay marriage. He's legit.— Hester Mofet (@therestofher) June 6, 2020
It's weird that the only "heritage" they seem to care about, the only symbol they can possibly use, is from a 4 year span in the 19th Century. 🤔— Matthew DesOrmeaux ⚜ (@authoridad) June 6, 2020
Dam If this is real I might crack a beer over my head— Caleb (@CALEBORATE) June 6, 2020
Bet that blew her wig into the next county.— Feminazgûl (@jkyles10) June 6, 2020
Stone Cold dropping some Stunners pic.twitter.com/4djMn4zNnD— Chad (@ChadBlue_) June 6, 2020
Hollywood hogan could never— rudy betrayed (@rudy_betrayed) June 6, 2020
My favorite wrestler just became even favoriter
He hit that hater like pic.twitter.com/7sYLTjBJEQ— Mike, aka ElectricDCx (@PSN_ElectricDC) June 6, 2020
@DrewBrees this is what an ally looks like.— Bad Leaf (@bad_leaf) June 6, 2020
The BEST part, by far, was that she thought she really had something. She got a reply to the msg and her heart skipped a beat. Only to have Stone Cold destroy her. pic.twitter.com/4fgCbXYqQu— Sean Kaprelian BLM (@seankap) June 6, 2020