Former NBA star Charles Barkley agrees with the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial, reports Mediaite
, claiming that there wasn't enough evidence to drop a charge of "Guilty" on Zimmerman's head.
"I agree with the verdict," Barkley told
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "I'm sorry that young kid got killed, but they didn't have enough evidence to charge him."
While admitting to seeing a level of racial profiling at work in the encounter between Zimmerman and teenager Trayvon Martin, Barkley felt that the young man acted against his best interests when he "flipped the switch" and "started beating the hell out of Mr. Zimmerman."
Barkley also shared his opinion that racism knows no color (well, in a sense), despite the impression you might get from the media:
"I think sometimes when people talk about racism, they say only white people are racist, but I think black people are too."
Barkley is an outlier among athletes, who have mostly expressed shock
at the verdict and suggested they wanted Zimmerman convicted.