Major League Soccer has five matches called off amid Jacob Blake protests

    Most of Wednesday’s matches in Major League Soccer were postponed as players chose not to play in protest of racial injustice and, in particular, the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

    The development came as players in both the NBA and WNBA declined to play in support of Black Lives Matter, as well as to protest what took place in Kenosha, which included the killing of two protesters Tuesday night.

    It seemed as though MLS wouldn’t follow suit, as the match between Orlando City SC and Nashville SC went ahead as scheduled. But after players took the field for the Atlanta United and Inter Miami match scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, they reversed course and decided not to play.

    The subsequent matches, starting with the game between Miami and Atlanta United, soon delayed their kickoffs as players from both teams conversed as to how to proceed.

    The league issued a statement earlier Tuesday condemning racism and inequality but made no mention of postponing games, before later issuing a second statement that read: “Major League Soccer has made the decision to postpone the remaining five matches — Miami-Atlanta, Dallas-Colorado, Real Salt Lake-LAFC, San Jose-Portland, LA Galaxy-Seattle — scheduled for this evening. Each match will be rescheduled.”

    Atlanta United issued a statement about the decision that read: “We stand in solidarity with the Black Community, with our players, our city and our fans in the fight against injustice. We must use our voices to be the change.”

    NFL Betting

    The Portland Timbers also made a statement: “The Portland Timbers stand in support of our players and their decision not to play tonight. Racial injustice and police brutality towards Black people in our country must end now.”

    The MLS Players Association tweeted in response to the National Basketball Players Association, “We stand with you. #JusticeForJacobBlake”

    Source link news

    Related articles



    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Betting on Soccer

    Share article

    Latest articles

    Juventus to launch opening bid for Barcelona star

    In the midst of the crazy transfer market witnessed in the summer of 2017, Ousmane Dembélé completed his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona...

    Ex-Gunner ‘100 percent’ on the transfer market would ‘love’ Arsenal return

    A former Arsenal favourite who has been described as “100 percent” available this summer would “love” an Emirates return, according to a reliable transfer...

    How Diogo Jota can set a new high and keep Liverpool top of the form table – Liverpool FC

    It’s been a slog of a season but Liverpool are currently on the longest unbeaten run of any current top-flight team, a run of...

    Player ratings as Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 to win FA Cup

    Leicester City won their first ever FA Cup on Saturday evening, beating Chelsea 1-0 in a historic affair at Wembley Stadium.Both sides had decent...
    Betting on Soccer


    Subscribe to stay updated.

    Get all the Soccers update on your hand. Always touch with Soccer