Richard Sherman's dad, Kevin Sherman, says he's proud of his son saying "All Lives Matter" and the hate the Pro Bowler got for his statement is from people who don't understand what he was saying.
Sherman came under fire from Black Twitter for uttering the "All Lives Matter" in an interview last month ... with some believing the statement marginalizes the Black Lives Matter movement.
We got the elder Sherman out at LAX and asked him about the whole thing ... and he offered not just a passionate defense of his son's views ... but a ringing endorsement of them.
"We've watched young black lives die, at the hands of other black men. They're (BLM & ALM) reaching for the same goal."
BTW -- We also asked Kevin about Richard's new life as a Wing Stop franchise owner ... and let's just say this, he's excited.