No justice, no games!
Sports players are taking major stances with the black lives matter movement. Yesterday the NBA announced the playoffs are postponed after players boycotted the game. Now NBA referees are siding with the players. They marched outside of the NBA bubble, sporting Everybody vs. Racism shirts.
Referee Marc Davis said to the players,
“We’re here and we support you. We’re here and we support you and protect your right to speak your truth.”
Aside from the three NBA games being canceled, five Major League Soccer matches, three Major League Baseball games and three WNBA games were postponed following the shooting of Jacob Blake, CBS Sports reports.
NBA referees are assembling to begin marching around the campus in support of the players who took a stand last night. “We’re here because we feel like our group is a representation of America, or what America could be. … This is not right vs left, this is right vs wrong.” pic.twitter.com/2yU5FIeyDO
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) August 27, 2020
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) August 27, 2020
ESPN reports there’s been chatter of NBA players resuming the games by the weekend.