Sports Editor ‘21
Sports are something that bring people together. Athletes are role models to not only young children but also to adults. Many athletes, teams, and coaches are taking a stand against racial injustice. This new weekly recap will highlight some of the things that athletic teams and athletes are doing during to fight racial inequality.
- Alabama football players and coaches marched on Monday the athletics facility to the Foster Auditorium where Alabama governor George Wallace made his infamous stand against federal desegregation efforts in 1963
- Every NBA player changes the names on the back of their jerseys to a word that fights for change
- Some NBA players and coaches kneeling during the national anthem while wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts
- WNBA players kneel during the national anthem while wearing shirts with seven bullet holes in them to symbolize Jacob Blake being shot seven times by police.
- NBA, WNBA, MLS and MLB all boycotted their games in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake
- NHL players have been wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ t shirts to games as well as only a few taking knees during the national anthem.
- Fans booed during the moment of silence before the Chiefs-Texans NFL opener on September 10.