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1 yr in the past: Sports activities world got here to a halt to protest capturing of Jacob Blake


On August 26, 2020, the sports activities world got here to a halt as athletes protested the capturing of a Black man by cops in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The unprecedented transfer started when the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Sport 5 of their NBA playoff sport in opposition to the Orlando Magic to protest the capturing of Jacob Blake.

Three video games have been postponed on Wednesday, however they resumed the next day.

There have been reviews that the Lakers and Clippers had voted to finish the playoffs, however by Thursday, Aug. 27, gamers reportedly agreed to proceed taking part in.

The league introduced on Twitter that Thursday and Friday’s video games have been postponed. By Saturday, video games resumed.

A number of groups and gamers adopted go well with all through the sports activities world: MLS and WNBA postponed video games, whereas some MLB groups and gamers postponed or sat out.

A number of groups, together with the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts, canceled apply Thursday to protest Blake’s capturing within the NFL.

5 Main League Soccer groups additionally stood in solidarity with the NBA, suspending matches on Wednesday.

In Main League Baseball, a number of groups, together with the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds, selected to not play on Wednesday.

Colorado Rockies outfielder Matt Kemp sat out in protest on Wednesday.

The Boston Pink Sox, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, and Philadelphia Phillies determined to not play on Thursday.

The Nationwide Hockey League postponed Thursday and Friday’s playoff video games after receiving backlash on Wednesday. It determined to permit a number of video games to occur and maintain a second of reflection as a substitute of suspending video games like different golf equipment had accomplished.

The WNBA additionally postponed three video games on Wednesday.

A number of school soccer groups, together with Oklahoma and Ole Miss, canceled apply that Friday amid protest of Blake’s capturing.

The protests additionally occurred on the anniversary of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting throughout the nationwide anthem, demonstrating social injustice and police brutality.


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