On Wednesday, the sports domain was shaken after the protests that happened as a response to the latest police shooting of a man of Black origin named Jacob Blake. The incident happened in Wisconsin’s Kenosha. This upheaval started when the Milwaukee Bucks from the NBA league refused to play a game against their opponents, Orlando Magic.
Following this, the games scheduled for Wednesday’s NBA playoff were completely canceled. Eventually, the team Milwaukee Brewers collectively decided not to partake in their scheduled game on Wednesday in opposition to the Reds.
Not just that, the Reds also agreed to refrain from playing in the game. This meant that the Brewers couldn’t be forced in any way to forfeit their decision. About 12 of the originally scheduled MLB games from a total of 15 were successfully played the very same day. However, other teams & individual players joined in the protest by the Brewers.
The three games not played due to the protest included the Red-Brewers Game Off, Mariners-Padres Game Off, as well as Dodgers-Giants Game Off. As per the statement released by MLB on Wednesday, the pain of Jacob Blake being shot mercilessly, which is being experienced by the Wisconsin community and the area beyond, is surely understood by the league.
The league also stood as an ally to this injustice and be the change that ends racism.