Moonachie, New Jersey (WHDH) — New Jersey Police are investigating who vandalized the home of NFL player Nikita Whitlock with racist graffiti.
President Elect Donald Trump’s name was also written there.
Whitlock says he was out of his house for only three hours, but came home to racist graffiti, a swastika and broken glass.
“And so when I flipped on the light, there were swastikas to my right and going up the stairs there was ‘Trump,'” said Whitlock. “I’m not a Trump supporter, but I don’t like that they’re using him for a personal decision that they made.”
The incident is making national headlines.
“I think this is a positive,” said Whitlock. “I think getting the word out this happens. Starting a dialogue that racism is alive and well.”
He said he is speaking out because he wants those who did this to know that oppression, violence and racism have no place in his community, his neighborhood or his home.
Whitlock said he received a call of support from Giant’s team owner John Mara.
The second year player, who is currently on injured reserve, said he met with the FBI at his home for five hours Thursday.
Whitlock said this is the second time that his home has been burglarized since Thanksgiving week, though this is the first time the graffiti was left behind.
Whitclock shares his home with his wife and son just a few miles from Metlife Stadium.
The break in is being investigated as a hate crime.
(Copyright (c) 2018 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)