We’re taking a step back from Randy Blythe’s court case until we really know what’s what, but when Blythe released the following letter to fans, we had to jump. Posting the letter on Instagram (captioned on an image of a woman watching her little kid try to touch a giant bubble or something), Blythe tells fans not to blame the Czech Republic and urges them to step back and wait for the trial to unfold. Here’s his full letter:

I have read a few news reports of the progress of my case, and trust me – many things are incorrect. But this is the Internet, and of course things are half-baked anyway. Keep in mind that translation is difficult, and many things can be lost, for Czech is a VERY DIFFICULT language. So wait and see, as I am. It is all I can do, except be honest & fight for my freedom in my own way.

I also have heard of some people (not on here) talking smack about the Czech Republic, saying “Fuck the Czech Republic”, etc. This not how it should be. This is a very sad case, not something to rage at people you do not know over.

I am not angry with the Czechs at all. A fan of my band is dead – what do I have to be angry about? I am an INNOCENT man, but I am also a very sad man right now. To not be sad in this instance would be inhuman. But mad at the Czech people? Why would I be mad at them? Here, look at this picture- a mother watches her baby. The child reaches out for something new, laughing and chasing a pretty picture in the air. It is the same here as everywhere else. Do you see?!?!? Life is beautiful. I hope to see y’all soon..

All in all a very well spoken, candid and sad set of words from a man faced with the reality that he might be going away for a crime many feel he did not commit.

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