George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app

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Sunday, April 21, 2019
George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app
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A statement from Tinder cited "users' safety" as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile.

MIAMI -- George Zimmerman has been banned from Tinder.

Zimmerman is the ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012.

A statement from Tinder cited "users' safety" as a reason for removing Zimmerman's profile.

An article by Tampa, Florida, weekly Creative Loafing says Zimmerman was using a fake name on Tinder.

Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of Martin on grounds of self-defense.