Boston, MA -Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, spoke to the press this morning about his nephews. For calling them “losers” who have put “shame” on their family and their Chechen heritage, Uncle Ruslan is being praised on social media sites like Twitter for his bravery and American patriotism.
Law enforcement officials are currently in pursuit of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev after a late Thursday/early Friday chase and firefight that left Tamerlan dead. The situation is ongoing, and concrete details are slim. In that vacuum, the media has focused on the family of the suspects.
Their father has given his statement, but social media networks are more infatuated with Uncle Ruslan Tsarni, who answered questions posed by the phalanx of reporters who descended upon his Maryland home.
Uncle Ruslan very pointedly advised Dzhokar to turn himself in if he’s still alive, and to beg forgiveness from the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. You can watch a video of Uncle Ruslan’s speech below, but first, let’s take a look at the social media reaction to his speech.
“Ruslan Tsarni” is the number three top trending term on Twitter right now, and here’s how tweeps are reacting to his media appearance:
— Joker (@JokoHQ) April 19, 2013
— Joe Riggs (@WorldOfJoeRiggs) April 19, 2013
If I were the FBI, at this point, I would just let Ruslan Tsarni conduct the search. He’d have his nephew dead in minutes.
— Andrew Robeson (@SportsWriterGuy) April 19, 2013
— Uncle Fishbits (@UncleFishbits) April 19, 2013
“I respect this county I love this country…this country which gives chance to everyone else to be treated as a human being”- Ruslan Tsarni
— Alan Keller Jr (@iOSinister) April 19, 2013
If the Bulls had hired Uncle Ruslan Tsarni as their team motivator, Derrick Rose would be playing right now.
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) April 19, 2013
Ruslan Tsarni – what a guy! Hope for the missing bomber’s sake the cops get him before their uncle does… huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/19/rus…
— mark piggott (@markliampiggott) April 19, 2013
Heavy! “I am prepared to kneel in front of [the victims families] and beg for their forgiveness.” – Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of Boston Bombers
— Adil Khan Ⓜ (@KidSuave) April 19, 2013
Ruslan Tsarni represents 99.99% of immigrants in this country. Speaking as a 1st generation American myself, I’m extremely grateful for USA.
— Dan Ducharme (@Dan_Ducharme) April 19, 2013
Ruslan Tsarni -the suspects’ uncle- is the definition of a great American. If his sentiments about USA don’t make you tear up, get checked
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 19, 2013
What do you think of Uncle Ruslan Tsarni’s comments? You can watch the full video of his speech below:
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