It wasn't the kneeling on the man that was objectionable but kneeling on his neck for nearly 10 minutes. Shut off blood flow to his brain and is likely the cause of George Floyd's death. It should be noted that the man calling Chauvin a "****ing ***** ass *****" was a professional MMA fighter who just happened to be in the area. No one in the small crowd of bystanders approached the police, they just begged for Chauvin to quit kneeling on Floyd's neck. He kept kneeling on his neck for at least 3 minutes after Floyd became unresponsive. It was hard to make out but Floyd's last words may have been, "I want my mommy."